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Vol. IX, No. I 

Macomb, Illinois, June i, rf>n. 

Copt ; Cents 


kR. 3, DOS, 

OF MARCH 3. 1879 

:r the act or onsress 


r rocessional, "The Purple and Gold." 

Invocation Rev. Joseph Jenkins. 

Chorus, "The Heavens are Telling." Creation 

Address Mr. William Hawley Smith. 

Presentation of Country School Training Certi- 
ficates . .Miss Caroline Grote, Dean of Women. 

March, Schubert. .Mrs. Hursh and Miss Dunsworth. 

Presentation of Academic Diplomas 

Mr. Hursh, Vice Principal. 

Kaiser March, (Wagner) Mrs. Hursh, 

Mrs. Johnson, Miss Dunsworth, Miss Dallam. 

Presentation of Piplomas Hon. Louis H. 

Hanna, President Board of Trustees. 

Normal March Orchestra. 

Violin Solo, Selected Mr. Roy Stocker. 

Presentation of Post Graduate Certificates. .The 

The Normal Song Chorus. 

Chorus, "Vale," (Barnby). 

Benediction, "God be With You Till we Meet 
Again," (Toner). 

Recipients of Country School Train- 
ing Certificates. 

(Not Diplomas). 

Sara L. Armstrong Milan 

Mary V. Banfill Bushnell 

Vesta Beckmeyer Quincy 

L'ertha Bonwell Macomb 

Mae Carey Rushville 

Charlotte Carmack Colchester 

Vera M. Catlin Roseville 

Hattie L. Dennison Carthage 

Mae Ebert Fountain Green 

Elsie Pauline Goeke. . . . Bushnell 
Pearl G. Huddleston.. Blandinsville 

Reba Marie Jones Plymouth 

Ruth A. Legere Macomb 

Eunice E. Ralston Cameron 

Blanche M. Scybert. . Marne, Iowa 
Grace E. Seward. . . .Fountain Green 

Ethel Shover Hermon 

Elizabeth Lyle Sigler. . . . Rushville 

Olive B. Simpson Augusta 

Sarah E. Stiltz Tallula 

Louise C. Switzer Macomb 

Clarissa A. Taylor.... Camp Point 

O. Clayton Thomson Marietta 

Hazel Cory Wade Lima 

Academic Class of 1011. 

Graduates who will receive the 
diploma June 1, 1911. 

Beulah Angell Rushville 

Mauiine Baily Lew'istown 

Grace Cordell Macomb 

Harold Damron Macomb 

Pearl M. Davis Browning 

Charles Elliott Fisher. . . . Macomb 

Maurice Foster Macomb 

Nellie Graham Adair 

Harold E. Gumbart Macomb 

Hazel F. Holton Plymouth 

Daniel William Jeffries.. Marietta 

Eva Lessman Camp Point 

Iva McDonald Macomb 

Stella B. McMillan Table Grove 

George C. Mapes Macomb 

Junia Marrs Sciota 

Edna L. Metcalf Macomb 

Ross Nichol Hadley 

Alice Robertson Macomb 

Jerry Standard Vermont 

Lela Terrill Colchester 

Howard G. Thompson.... Macomb 

Caroline Walker Macomb 

E. Wayne Wetzel Macomb 

Fiances Lora Wilson....: Tennessee 

Grace M. Wyerman Macomb 

Eva McMillan Macomb 

Wilbur C. Pendarvis Media 

Roy M. Sallee Gerlaw 

Graduates who will receive the 
diploma at the end of the summer 
Charles L. Burgoyne. . . . Andalusia 

Simon Simonson Smithshire 

Earl Willson Colchester 

Class of 1011. 

Graduates who will receive the 
diploma in June. 

Inez M. Avery Macomb 

Ralph T. Bishop Canton 

Loretta E. Braun Macomb 

Helen Chandler Macomb 

Agnes Crawford Macomb 

Lauretta E. Finlay.. Burlington, la 
Margaret M. Finlay. . Burlington, la 

Lola E. Foster Rapatee 

Hayes M. Fuhr Macomb 

Louise Hainline Macomb 

Martha McLean Macomb 

♦Eva M. McMillan Macomb 

Edith Moody Moline 

* Alice Morris Viola 

♦Edith B. Motter Bowen 

♦Garnet Payne Industry 

♦Wilbur O. Pendarvis Media 

A. Marshall Roberts Berwick 

Harold H. Roberts Macomb 

*C. Ruth Swartz.... London Mills 

♦Fairfax S. Townley Macomb 

♦Clara Upham Macomb 

Maude L. Van Antwerp. . . Vermont 

Gladys O. Vawter Macomb 

Mary E. Williams Littleton 


Graduates who will receive the 
diploma at the end of the summer 

♦Birdio Brown Macomb 

Anna Culver Canton 

Harriet A. Mcllhenny . . . . Macomb 

Roy M. Sallee Gerlaw 

Fannie L. Stevens Macomb 

Post Graduate Course. 

(Domestic Science). 
Irene Bassett Sterling 

Recipients of Post Graduate Certi- 

Alice Barrett, Lewistown, class 1909 
Annette Baxter, Astoria, class 1908 
Grace L. Birdsall, Swan Creek, class 

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Eula E. Cordell, Macomb, class 1907 
Lois K. Cordell, Macomb, class 1907 
Gladys Fishleigh, Macomb, class 1908 
Garnet Gllfry, Macomb, class 1908 
Laura Van Duyn Hanson, Sterling, 

class 1909 
Lllace M. Kldd, Astoria, class 1908 
Mary Kirk, Macomb, class 1909 
Cyrus W. Lantz, Brooklyn, class 1909 
Fena Nordwall, Abingdon, class 1909 
Edith Van Winkle, Avon, class 1906 
Mabel Walker, Macomb, class 1907 
Prentice Walters, Macomb.class 1909 

The Post Graduate Certificates. 

To obtain the post graduate cer- 
tificate, a graduate of this school 
must have shown superior ability 
to teach, to manage a school, and 
other evidence of professional 
growth. He or she must also have 
developed the habit of working in 
harmony with supervisors and asso- 
ciates, and habitual interest in the 
work of pupils, some power of ini- 
tiative or resourcefulness, and have 
maintained a high social standing in 
the community. Evidence of these 
things must not only be sufficient, 
but the testimony must be substan- 
tially unanimous on the part of all 
those who ought to know, and then 
the teaching must be verified by the 
actual observation of a member of 
the Normal School faculty. 

The school is anxious to confer 
this certificate upon as many as pos- 
sible of its graduates. One practi- 
cal difficulty is to find time on school 
days to make the actual inspection. 
Whatever one may hear apparently 
to the contrary, this certificate has 
never been refused to any one of 
our regular graduates. Sometimes 
the conflicting nature of the testi- 
mony has made it necessary to de- 
fer it. No inferences of any kind 
should be drawn from that. Per- 
haps sometimes, though we think 
rarely, the certificate has been pre- 
maturely given. That, of course, is 
an error. Its value consists mainly 
in the steady work and growth which 
is almost absolutely necessary to 
secure it. It is the highest commen- 
dation this school can give. 

Did it ever occur to you that the 
man who began at the eleventh hour, 
and still got the penny, may have re- 
ceived fair compensation because he 
worked during the last hour, and 
was in at the finish? One of the 
weaknesses of our nature is to stop 
before the end of the journey is 


The Training School. 

Because of the room available for 
training school purposes the number 
of pupils taken is necessarily limited. 
Applications for admission to the 
training school should be filed with 
Miss Hamilton. Admissions will be 
made in the order of application. 
This rule is invariable. Pupils who 
get the most benefit from the train- 
ing school are those who enter in 
the first or not later than the sec- 
ond grade and continue at least to 
the eighth. In confidence it may be 
stated between the reader and the 
writer that we really do not like to 
admit any students to the grades 
above the fourth, nor so very well 
to the third and fourth grades. We 
do so frequently, of course, and very 
often draw prizes in that way, but 
the training school likes best the 
pupils who can come young and take 
the entire elementary course. It has 
been the practice to allow pupils 
graduating from the eighth grade to 
go on into the academy if they wish, 
but we do not recommend that they 
do so. That matter is left entirely 
to the judgment of the parents, our 
own opinion being that It is best for 
a community to keep its high school 
up to the highest attainable stand- 
ard. To do that frequently requires 
the attendance of all who are of 
high school age. Up to a certain 
point the number of students affects 
tht quality of a school, and it is one 
of the most important duties of a 
good citizen to interest himself in 
his home high school and do any- 
thing whatsoever which may be in 
his power to make it the best pos- 

Correspondence Work. 

A good deal of correspondence 
work has been done by summer stu- 
dents during the past year, some of 
it very systematically and quite sat- 
isfactorily. The school will continue 
for one more year to take the best 
care it can by correspondence, of stu- 
dents who are necessarily absent for 
a time. This work is offered more 
particularly to students who go 
away to teach for a time, students 
who have graduated, and students 
in the summer term who have begun 
a course which they wish to com- 
plete. If this line of work continues 
to grow it may be necessary to put 
some one in special charge of It and 
carry It on more systematically than 
it is possible when it Is given as an 
extra by the regular instructors. All 
that has been done so far has been 
b request. 

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Board of Manager*. 

Senior . Louise Hainlin* 

Junior George Salisbury 

Academy George Mapes 

Tenth Grade Jennie Walker 

Ninth Grade Lena Culp 

Training School.. Myrrhene Newsome 

Platonian W. O. Pendarvis 

Emersonian Warner Watson 

Country School Class 

Wallace Shanks 

Kappa Phi Gamma .. Martha McLean 
Faculty. .Mr. White, Mr. Hursh, 

Miss Davii 
Ex-Officio Mr. Bayllsa 



Business Manager C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

George Salisbury 

Yearly Subscription 50c 

Single Copies 5c 

Printed in Manual Arts Print Shop 
Vol. IX Thur. June I, 1911. No. 1 

Advertising Rates — One Insertion: 

Per Line 5c 

Per Inch 25c 

The One Mill Tax. 

The Forty-seventh General Assem- 
bly did itself proud by voting a one- 
mill tax for the benefit of the Uni- 
versity of Illinois. This is a good 
move in the right direction, or rath- 
er, a good beginning (at the wrong 
end) of a good thing to do. The 
legislature might do much worse 
than to provide for a corresponding 
tax of a fraction of a mill for the 
maintenance of the five normal 
schools. But the re al thing whlcfi 
would be better than either of these 
would be to provide for the full two- 
mill tax for the benefit of the com- 
mon schools. That would be be- 
ginning the right thing at the right 
end. If the University of Illinois 
can use one mill, the million child- 
ren in the public schools ought cer- 
tainly to be helped to the extent of 
two mills. The five normal schools 
could get along very handsomely on 
the proceeds of one-half mill, pro- 
vided they were equitably divided. 
If the legislature should see fit to 
make the millage for education a 
round tax of four mills, the other 
half mill could be added to the al- 
lowance for the common schools. 
Then the account for education 
would stand: 

For the University one mill. 

For the five Normal Schools, one- 
half a mill. 

For the Common Schools for all 
the children of all the j>eople, two 
«nd one-half mills. 


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i. y such an arrangement the uni- 
versity would have enough, the nor- 
mal schools plenty, and the common 
schools about half what they should 
leceivc from the State at large. Not 
less than one-fourth of the cost of 
common schools ought to be paid by 
the State at large. 

The Colledge Lectures. 

Dr. Colledge's course consists of 
fi\<> lectures on Scotch Literature, 
t( g< ther with one and perhaps two 
extras. One of the extras will be a 
talk on Tropical Africa, based on 
his experiences as one of Stanley's 
assistants in the search for Living- 
stone. The other will be his char- 
acteristic lecture on "Second Fid- 
dles." This lecture alone will be 
\>orth a forty-mile trip to Macomb. 
The Scotch Literature series will be: 

1. Scctbch. Literary •Characteris- 

2. Robert Burns, the Poet of 

3. Robert Louis Stevenson, the 
Story Teller. 

4. James Barrie and his books. 

5. Ian MacLare n and Drum- 

The Cobnrn Players. 

Weather permitting, all lovers of 
the drama will have an opportunity 
to enjoy a rare treat. "The Canter- 
b'iry Pilgrims" is based upon the 
prologue of Chaucer's Canterbury 
Tales, which it would be well to 
read before coming]. "Much Ado 
About Nothing" will be the matinee 
July 1, and in the evening "Mac- 
beth." The tickets for the course 
have been placed at the very low 
figure of $1.50 for the three per- 
formances; single; tickets for any 
o' the three will be 75 cents. 

The Coburn Players were already- 
booked for forty of the most promi- 
nent universities in the country some 
weeks ago, and many of the leading 
normal schools. We are particularly 
fortunate in being able to get them 
at Macomb. The time is June 30 
and July 1. 

Who Should Attend the Summer 

First. — The summer school is or- 
ganized and intended to be of ser- 
vice to working teachers of exper- 
ience who wish to spenl six weeks in 
working up any one subject in which 
they are particularly interested, or 
in the study of a group of subjects. 
Their interests are the first consider- 

Second. — Young beginners as 
tecahers. The business of the sum- 

mer term is to help this class of 
teachers in every possible way both 
individually and collectively. Their 
interests are second to those of the 
experienced teachers only in order of 
enumeration. These two groups of 
teachers are the persons for whom 
the summer term is especially con- 
ducted. If it were not for the duty 
and the desire of the Normal school 
to be helpful to them its regular year 
would be forty weeks instead of 
thirty-six, and there would be no 
summer term. 

Third. — A class of teachers who 
may belong to either of the fore- 
going groups and who will become 
very much more numerous in the 
near future, who wish to prepare for 
the next eaxmination for state teach- 
ers' certificates. Normal school 
graduates who do not notice the pro- 
visions for them in the state examin- 
ations are unwise in their day and 
generation. The state certificate 
classes will be a very important di- 
vision of the summer term work 
from now on. 

Fourth. — Young persons prepar- 
ing to teach who have never before 
held a county teacher's certificate. 
For such students classes are organ- 
ized in each of the common branches, 
and care is taken, while giving them 
a review of the subject matter, to 
give as many suggestions as possible 
in regard to the use of the state 
course of study. This course is used 
in practically every good country and 
village school as well as in many 
of the more highly organized city 
schools. It is a working manual. 
The young teachers will be well re- 
paid for any trouble they take to be- 
come familiar with it before enter- 
ing upon their first term's work in 

Fifth. — Regular normal school 
students who may wish to make up 
work lost by reason of unavoidable 
absence during the regular quarters. 
As much will he done to oblige this 
class of students as possible. 

Sixth. — Students of near by high 
schools who have "flunked" in some 
of their work which they might as 
well as not hav« done, have some- 
times applied for admission. Such 
students can only be admitted and 
assisted as far as convenient, and 
then only when they seem to have 
recovered their right minds. On the 
other hand studemts who have lost 
time by sickness or other equally 
good cause are allowed to join the 
classes and are helped to the best of 
our ability. The student body will 
be made up for the most part of 
these classes of students, together 

with a few experienced teachers who 
come for the purpose of looking on 
and picking up in their own way any 
ideas which may seem to be of use 
to them. All who come with the pur- 
pose of taking a part in the business 
o" the school will be welcome and 
aided to the best of our ability ac- 
cording to their needs. 

The Summer Term. 

The six weeks summer term will 
open June 12, a week from next 
Monday. lb is intended that it 
shall be a good one — very likely the 
best in the history of the school. 

Twenty professional courses are 
offered in many of which it will be 
possible, by taking double time, to 
earn a Normal School credit, in 
others half a credit can be earned, 
and, by good students, the other 
half made up by correspondence 

Sixteen academic courses are of- 
fered, several of which will be given 
two periods daily, if desired, and in 
each of which credit will be given 
in the ratio of time and work accom- 
plished, to one credit for ninety 
hours work. 

More than twenty special and re- 
view courses are offered for good 
measure. The review courses are 
intended more particularly for young 
students and those who have not 
ye' obtained their first teaching cer- 
tificate. In pronouncing the word 
"review," accent strongly the first 
syllable of the word. 

A list of courses can be had on 
application, although the 6,000 cop- 
ies of the complete announcement 
for the summer term have all been 

There are a number of special 
features this year. Among them 
will be a called meeting held July 
7 at ten o'clock, for the purpose of 
planning and organizing one or more 
Open Country Clubs for Western Il- 
linois. Every county superintendent 
in the Military Tract and adjacent 
to it will be invited to be present, 
and to bring with him as many work- 
ers for social betterment of the 
country districts as he can induce to 

There will be a Country School 
Exhibit, under the direction of Miss 
Mamie Thomson, of near Biggsville, 
Illinois. The premium list can be 
had upon application to her or to 
the principal of the school at Ma- 

The annual Spelling Match will 
occur Thursday evening July 6. 
Open to all students in attendance. 

The Colledge Lectures on Scotch 

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Literature to be given from the 26th 
o the 29th of June will be of great 
interest to all, and of special value 
to students of English literature. 

The Coburn Players from New 
Ycrk City will be here June 30th 
and July 1st. Their Macomb reper- 
toire includes "Much Ado Abont 
Nothing," "Macbeth," and "The Can- 
terbury Pilgrims;" all to be given 
in the open air, if weather permits. 

The Elementary School will be in 
session every morning during the 
summer term. Tuesday, Wednes- 
day and Thursday afternoons the 
Supervisors of Practice will hold 
conferences on methods, based upon 
observed work in the grades. The 
special work to be observed ana dis- 
cussed each week will be announced 
Monday mornings. 

Program ctf Summer Term, 1911. 

(Subject to change). 

Psychology — Mr. McGilvrey. 

Advanced Algebra — Mr. Ginnings. 

Advanced Physiography — Mr. Bas- 

Zoology — Mr. Johnson. 

Physics (Mechanics)— Mr. Drake. 

Household Arts — Miss Colby. 

Intermediate Arithmetic — Mies 

Arithmetic, 8th grade — Mr. Mc- 

Arithmetic, 7th grade — Mr. Tay- 

Grammar — Mr. Hursh. 

Observation — Mr. McGilvrey. 

Solid Geometry — Mr. Ginnings. 

History — Mr. Dickerson. 

Geography — Mr. Bassett. 

Physics — Mr. Drake. 

English — Miss Davis. 

Blackboard Sketching — Miss Buck- 

Latin — -Miss Hanna. 

Grammar — Miss Grote. 

Physiology — Miss Corbin. 

Grammar — Miss Coffey. 
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English — Mr. Hursh. 

Mathematics — Mr. Ginnings. 

Geography — Mr. Bassett. 

Botany — Mr. Johnson. 

Physics (Laboratory) — Mr. Drake. 

English — Miss Davis. 

Drawing (Methods) — Miss Buck- 

Latin — Miss Hanna. 

German — Miss Olson. 

History — Miss Coffey . 

Plane Geometry — Mr. Taylor. 

History — Mr. Dickerson. 
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logy — Mr. Bayliss. 

English — Mr. Hursh. 

History — Mr. Dickerson. 

Geography — Mr. Bassett. 

Botany — Mr. Johnson. 

Physics (Laboratory) — Mr. Drake. 

Didactics — Miss Grote. 

Physiology — Miss Corbin. 

Civics — Miss Coffey. 

Physical Training Methods — Miss 


English — Mr. Hursh. 

History of Ed. Prin. of Teach. — 

Mr. McGilvrey. 
Advanced Algebra — Mr. Ginnings. 
Illinois History — Mr. Dickerson. 
Advanced Agriculture — Mr. John- 
Chemistry (Recitation) — Mr. 

Music — Miss Shamel. 
Algebra — Miss Hanna. 
History — Miss Olson. 
Bookkeeping — Miss Griffin. 
Arithmetic — Mr. McConnell. 

Civics — Mr. Bayliss. 
Solid Geometry — Mr. Ginnings. 
Nature Study — Mr. Bassett. 
Chemistry (Laboratory) — Mr. 

Blackboard Drawing — Miss Buck- 

Manual Arts — Mr. White. 
Didactis — Miss Grote. 
Ancient History — Miss Olson. 
History — Miss Corbin. 
Agriculture — Miss Coffey. 
Primary Methods — Miss Hamilton. 

Solid Geometry — Mr. Ginnings. 
Physics (Recitation) — Mr. Drake. 
Reading — Miss Davis. 
Construction — Miss Buckner. 
Orthography and Penmanship — 

Miss Griffin. 
Playground Work — Miss Lamkin. 

Concerning Concrete. 

Mr. McGilvrey, Supervisor of Prac- 
tice, has shown that he knows some- 
thing about concrete. Mr. White, 
Instructor in Manual Training, also 
has practical knowledge of that mat- 
ter. It is anybody's guess whether 
the practical knowledge of these two 
gentlemen, re-enforced by every man 
and boy in school next year, shall 
result in a new greenhouse, a gym- 
nasium for boys, a model country 
school house, or seats for the out- 
door amphitheater for which we 
have been waiting. 

The best track meet seen here in 
some time was held on the Normal 
field last Friday. It was the annual 
inter-class affair and yielded more 
interest than usual, because the 

track men were very evenly divided 
]>> t w^en the Normal and Aacademy. 
In fact the meet wa a so closely con- 
tested that the score was tied two 
o: three times during the afternoon. 
Just before the beginning of the re- 
lay race, the Normal and Academy 
were even in number of points. This 
made the relay decisive and it was 
run with determination by both 
teams. Sorenson for the Normal man- 
aged to pass Foster for the Academy 
after the later had a few feet lead 
and thus won the banner for the 
Normal department. This makes the 
fifth year in succession that this class 
has had something to do in the win- 
ning of the banner. 

The Library. 

We believe the library of this 
normal school is one of the best se- 
lected libraries for its purpose in the 
country. May be we are not well 
enough posted to be too positive 
about this but we do think so. Cer- 
tainly it is true that no privilege 
rpen here during the summer term 
is more used nor used to better ad- 
vantage by the more experienced 
teachers, especially those who do 
not have good library facilities at 
hand where they work. 

Before you leave for the summer, 
for the year, or forever, stop at the 
Manual Training room and look at 
the fine pieces of furniture that have 
been made there by students. There 
are nine or ten library tables fit to 
grace any man's library, besides sev- 
eral piano stools, taborets, plate 
racks and smaller articles. 

The Principal's address to the 
graduating class was given in the 
auditorium last Sunday evening at 
eight o'clock. The crowd was small 
m account of the rain, which pre- 
vailed about this time. 

The pageant Friday afternoon was 
a success from every standpoint. 
Miss Lamkln and Miss Parrish de- 
serve much credit for the work done 
in drilling the people wh o took part 
\xk the program. The Athletic asso- 
ciation was aided much in a finan- 
cial way. 

The ball game our boys played at 
St. Albans with the Military Aca- 
demy there resulted in our defeat 
by the score of 16 to 2. 

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15S MATTER MAR. 3. I908. 



Train up a child in the way he 
should go; and even when he is old, 
he will not depart from it. 

— Proverbs XXII: 6. 

Habit is the deepest law of hu- 
man nature. — Carlyle. 

Wherefore I perceive there is 
nothing better than that a man 
should rejoice in his work (s) for 
that is his portion. 

— Ecclesiastes 111:22. 

The latest Gospel in this world is 
Know tin work and do it * * * 
That will be thy better plan — Car- 

The reign of Solomon marked the 
climax of the physical power of the 
kingdom of Israel. Never before or 
alter that historic forty years (977 
to 9 3 7 B. C.) was it strong enough 
to ally itself on equal terms with 
such nations as Egypt or Assyria. 
David left an overflowing treasury, 
which Solomon, though a liberal 
spender, knew how to replenish. The 
Hebrew confederacy was kept in- 
tact through the entire period by 
favorable alliances, such as the early 
marriage with Pharaoh's daughter, 
and the league with Hiram, king of 
T JTe — "ever a lover of David." 
Tiibutes of gold and silver, raiment 
a;;l armor, horses and mules, "a 
rate year by year," was exacted from 
weaker neighbors. Great cities, like 
T; Amor in the wilderness, (Palmy- 
ra) were founded, and great fleets 
were built which opened new routes 
of commerce to the far east and 
westward to lands beyond the pil- 
lars of Hercules. 

Solomon, youngest son of David 
—and Bath-sheba — was a great ad- 
ministrator of government, a ma- 
rine merchant prince, a great build- 
er, and a dazzlingly magnificent king. 
His throne was of ivory, his indi- 
vidual drinking cups of gold, and 
he "made silver to be in Jerusalem 
as stones." "He exceeded all the 
kings of the earth in riches and wis- 
dom." He built the temple for 
which David had prepared, but 
which he dared not build, and it 
was "of fame and glory throughout 
all countries." He, himself, and 
not Zadok the high priest recited, 
and perhaps composed, the dedica- 
tion prayer — "noblest utterance of 
'>ed of Israel" — setting forth 

the nearness and the distance of 
Him who hears and answers the 
prayers of men for wisdom and 
righteousness. "He gave peace unto 
Israel all of his days." "And all 
the earth sought the presence of 
Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which 
God had put in his heart." 

What a pity that in his old age 
he broke the covenant and forgotthe 
ancient law. For he sorely op- 
pressed the sojourner, (Exodus 
XXIII: 9.) and became a selfish, 
luxurious oppressor of his own peo- 
ple, lading them with a heavy yoke. 
chastising them with whips, and, 
dying, left nis soon to be disrupted 
kingdom to a son who threatened 
to chastise them with scorpions. 
H s later life fell short of the ideal 
of his youthful dream at Gibeon, 
and the lofty prayer recited by him 
at the dedication of the temple. 
* * * 

: at "he spake three thousand 
proverbs." Several hundred of them 
have been preserved to this day. 
In form some of them are epigram- 
matic, some are sonnets, some are 
clusters gathered about a common 
theme, but much the greater num- 
ber are independent couplets of 
verse, wholly unconnected — wisdom 
in the most compact verbal form. 
They deal with every aspect of 
practical every day life. Thus 
"Train up a child in the way he 
should go; And even when he is old 
he will not depart from it," 
is a condensed statement of the 
whole pedagogical purpose of the 
primary school, as sufficient now as 
it was three thousand years ago. The 
difference is, that while the import- 
ance of wise, early training was rec- 
ognized by the son of David and 
Bath-sheba and a few of the leading 
elements that surrounded him, it 
has now become part of the social 
consciousness of every progressive 
nation in the world. It may well 
be questioned whether Solomon, 
with all his power of prevision, 
ever imaged in his active mind the 
counterpart of such an institution as 
a twentieth century primary school. 
He more likely had in mind the di- 
rect obligation of parents which had 
so sadly failed in his own case. That 
institution, now dividing the most 
important of all social responsibili- 
ty s with the best, and hopelessly at- 

tempting to carry the whole burden 
of the worst homes, was passed on 
to the twentieth as the greatest so- 
cial achievement of the nineteenth 
century — though, as we are begin- 
ning to perceive, with its right re- 
lation to progressive civilization 
imperfectly understood. 

* * * 

With all its shortcomings, no oth- 
er institution of modern times is 
more vitally related to progress. 
KeligioD, morality, and democracy 
are all dependent upon it for 
their conservation and continuous 

* * * 

What is the meaning of organized, 
purposive elementary education (a) 
from the standpoint of society seek- 
ing self-preservation and justice, 
and (b) from the standpoint of the 
individual for whom it is the chief 
duty of society to make life more 
abundant and happy? 

Within certain almost ascertain- 
able limits, the character of a man 
is built upon the foundations laid 
ii childhood. It goes without say- 
ing that in a form of society at all 
like our own the school must be in 
harmony with and, under normal 
c( nditions, supplementary to the 
home. For the first few years of a 
child's life whatever is done for him 
is resultant, chiefly, from those two 
forces. Homes differ, and schools 
are by no means equally efficient. 
Po it is idle to expect equal or uni- 
formly equivalent results. There 
should be a fundamental likeness in 
kind. The aim thus becomes of pri- 
mal y importance. What should it be? 
1 do not think it is merely arithmetic 
and language, nor "culture for cul- 
ture's sake," nor to get a living by 
one's wits rather than earn it by 
one's hands. If, in our school or- 
ganization, we divided the twelve 
grades intotwo sixes instead of three 
fours it might well be conceded that 
training is so far of the first im- 
portance that, in comparison, our 
customary standards of measure- 
ment of results might be nearly or 
quite disregarded. Training and 
teaching are not the same things, 
though each is involved in the oth- 
er to some extent. Training may 
be the source of our supreme 
strength, or, if perverted, our most 


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Board of Managers. 

Senior Louise Hainline 

Junior George Salisbury 

Academy George Mapes 

Tenth Grade Jennie Walker 

Ninth Grade Lena Culp 

Training School.. Myrrhene Newsome 

Platonian W. O. Pendarvis 

Emersonian Warner Watson 

Country School Class 

Wallace Shanks 

Kappa Phi Gamma. . Martha McLean 
Faculty. .Mr. White, Mr. Hursh, 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Officio Mr. Bayliss 



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Asst. Business Manager 

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pitiable weakness. It has to do 
with those elementary acts of every- 
day life, economy in the perform- 
ance of which is absolutely essen- 
tial to the man who would get things 
done. It is needed in the highest 
possible degree by each individual 
unit in a democratic state which 
has social consciousness enough to 
wish to perpetuate itself. Training 
is, or includes, the process of orderly 
habit forming. "Habit is the deep- 
est law of human nature." It is not 
a "second nature." It is first nature 
increased ten, twenty, or a hundred 
fold. That mixture of sand, cement 
and water which, when freshly com- 
pounded would have taken any form 
the skilled workman desiired, you 
may tramp upon now, but you can- 
not impress it. With hammer or 
pick or dynamite you may smash it, 
or a child may peck and nick and 
vex it with his roller skates, but 
otherwise there it stays, smooth and 
hard. It is an adult. A child is 
like the concrete in its plastic stage. 
This plastic period of life is the 
habit forming, or training period. 
It is not a long, though a gradually 
lengthening one. Many things can 
be done during this period which 
cannot be done as well later, and 
some things can be done then which 
are absolutely impossible ever af- 
ter. For the practical purposes of 
school and home training we may 
ray that the useful habits are all 
those which enable one to do right 

or necessary things in the easiest 
possible way. If it is desired that a 
coming man should obey the ten 
commandments, it is far better to 
train the child, who is father of that 
man to obey than to say them while, 
during his plastic period, he is be- 
ing trained in the general "habit" of 
obedience — the first universal duty, 
law, and destiny of man. The child 
must acquire this habit, or, in due 
time, the man will break or be 
broken for lack of the power to 

Truthfulness is a second elemen- 
tal habit, training in which is as 
important as it is difficult. It is a 
mental attitude which must be de- 
termined early in life, or never; 
and without it the life is likely to 
be lost. 

"Bread of deceit is sweet to a 
man; but afterwards his mouth 
shall be filled with gravel." 

A third fundamental habit is dil- 

"Seest thou a man diligent in his 
business? He shall stand before 
kings; he shall not stand before 
mean men." 

Herein is the germ of happiness in 
so far as we may expert to realize it 
in this life. 

If, while this physical health is 
cared for, and while he is being 
taught to read, write, cipher and sing, 
and trained to walk, talk, sit and 
stand; to respect his elders, be kind 
to his companions, the manners of 
civility, and the like conventional and 
commonplace things upon which we 
are all agreed, so that he does them 
all without conscious attention to the 
processes — automatically, economi- 
cally, and without pain, a sixth grad- 
erhasalso achieved the three import- 
ant but rather complex habits refer- 
red to, there has been something do- 
ing both in his home and school dur- 
ing the first twelve years of his life. 
The foundation of social efficiency 
has been fairly well laid. He has 
within himself the ability to learn 
his trade, and to follow it up with 
the least posssible wear and tear, 
leaving the widest possible margin of 
force to expend upon the develop- 
ment of his personality and powers. 
He has been measurably well trained 
in the way he should go. The good 
beginning which is the most import- 
ant part of every work has been 

A good beginning! Alas, that so 
many who might be given that much 
training fail to receive it! Fortu- 
nately there are no longer any in- 
fluential forces in society openly in 

favor of keeping part of the people in 
a lower state oi Intellectual develop* 

n;i nt for the purpofc' ->: oi mechanical 
toil and for t lie advantage of the in- 
tellectual elite. (Kirchensteiner itj.) 
Theoretically, it lea--;;, everybody now 

sees the social necessity of <-lenie.i- 
tary school training. Fortunate in 
many ways, are you whose work will 
begin with and continue to be for the 
younger children. Whoever else may 
lie in error, you will be in your dtttj 
—the first duty of the State in edu- 
cation until it is universally well 
done for all. 

It has recently been said by a jrreat 
German thinker and organizer "f 
whom I shall say more directly, '.ha'. 
"Only that State is healthy and can 
thrive which unceasingly endeavor.; 
to improve the individuals who com- 
pose it." Here in Illinois the lack or 
co-ordination in our educational sys- 
tem leads to results that fall short 
of our professed belief. Less than 
six per cent of our school enrollment 
get any direct benefit from the grad- 
es called "high," and less than one 
per cent get through them. Between 
a third and a half of the school popu- 
lation has io free high school oppor- 
tunities. This, in reality, is not quite 
so bad as it sounds, but for the twen- 
tieth century, in this country, it is 
bad enough. The upper six grades 
have not yet fully arrived. Now it 
would be an unjust reproach upon 
the citizenship of Illinois to suggest 
that a respectable minority thereof 
believes that the welfare of the State 
is prompted by an educational or- 
ganization which operates to keep 
great numbers in a lower state of in- 
tellectual development than the con- 
ditions of modern community life tp- 
quire. The worst that truthfully 
could be said is that we do not come 
up to our own standards. Herein 
lies the problem in equity: How can 
our organization of education be so 
changed that all children can be got- 
ten through the "grades," and most 
of them, — all who will, — receive the 
further advantage of the instruction 
and training afforded by the "high" 
school, or its equivalent in a better 
form? If to do were as easy as to 
say what were good to be done, this 
would be as easy as to transform ev 
ery cottage into a house and every 
chapel into a church. But it is th 
educational task just before us. It 
will not be easy, and he who would 
venture to predict that it will be ful- 
ly accomplished in his lifetime must 
needs be very young or very optimis- 
tic. Yet how can a far-seeing demo- 

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cratlc otaic, anxicus to safeguard and 
pi rpetuate itself, be content with a 
complete cessation of orderly educa- 
tion for the great masses of its peo- 
ple at the early age of fourteen 

Circumstances alter cases. Ameri- 
ca is not Europe. Bavaria is not Il- 
linois. But that little German state, 
since the foundation of this (so much 
admired)) building was laid has giv- 
en one director of education a chance 
to earn his statue in its most famous 
city. Munich has forty-three differ- 
ent continuation schools for her ap- 
l rentices obliged to leave school at 
(he end of the compulsory period, 
tvehe more for unskilled workers, 
—day laborers and errand boys, and 
hoys without occupation. In these 
Bchoolfl instruction is given from eight 
to ten hours a week,— in daylight, — 
by masters and journeymen, and es- 
pecially prepared professional teach- 
ers. Attendance is compulsory dur 
ing the entire period of apprentice 
ship, and employers are cheerfully 
and effectively eo-o|>eratins with the 
plan. At first opposed, they have 
come to see that it is not only right, 
but greatly to their business advan- 
tage, for the instruction is so given 
as to make better men and citizens 
and better artisans at the same time. 
In 1908, in that city of 600,000 in- 
habitants there were 7 200 appren 
tice pupils, and voluntary extension 
classes for 2600 journeymen. AH 
this required provision for 300 class- 
es, and cost the city of Munich that 
year a million marks. ($250,000). 
Not long ago I had the advantage of 
hearing Dr. Georg Kirchensteiner 
tell how it was brought about. His 
story was like a m? jestic epic told by 
its hero, a man "* * * strong 
in will to strive, to seek, to find, and 
not to yield." 

Old England will be doing some- 
thing of the kind before many days. 
There is now pending in the British 
parliament a bill with this preamble 
"The object of this bill (of March 16, 
1909) is to make school attendance 
compulsory for all children not ex 
ceeding fourteen years of age, and 
also to make attendance at day con- 
tinuation schools compulsory for ali 
children whose age exceeds fourteen 
but does not exceed seventeen years, 
who are not otherwise being syste- 
matically educated. * * * The 
system of continuation schools which 
this bill seeks to enact, is practically 
the same as that which is in success- 
ful operation in Munich." 

The Commercial club of the city of 
Chicago has for some time had its 

agent, in the rerson o: Supermten 
dent Edwin G. Toole 1 , Investigating 

the. i educational systems of Europe 
with a \iew to learning what, if any- 
thing, might profitably be imported 
to America, and very lately, in pur- 
suance of the same plan, has perform- 
ed a great public service by publish- 
ing and circulating Dr. Kirchenstein 
er's essay on "Education for Citizen 
ship." The argument of the essav is 
that education must be carried for- 
ward in some suitable form thru the 
critical years of adolescence, and sets 
forth his method of dovetailing it in- 
to industry by the co-operation of ed- 
ucational authorities, parents, and 
employers of labor. The Munich plan 
could not be transplanted to Illinois 
without modification, but its princi- 
ple is adaptable to any American 
State, in the country as well as in the 
crowded centers of manufacturing in- 
dustry. The Kirchensteiner concep- 
tion of the larger meaning of elemen- 
tary education is not merely "to save 
the State, or to extend trade, or to 
increase the technical skill of the 
workmen, but to do all three by mak- 
ing better men and women than here- 
tofore. This is done by showing them I 
the relation of their work to other 
work, and teaching them how to find 
the happiness which comes from do- 
ing better work in the spirit of the 
"service which is freedom." There 
is testimony amounting to evidence 
that the Munich plan has been so 
carried out as to give to the artisan 
some of the artist's joy in his work, 
— that joy which comes from th^ 
clearest well-spring of happiness 
from which man, in this world, is 
permitted to drink. "There is noth- 
ing better than that a man should 
rejoice in his work." 
* * * 

The whole business of education is 
to help a man find his work — the 
work he can do best, and to adjust " 
to his worthy ideals The first busi- 
ness of socety is to see that all men 
who have found their work are paid 
fair wages, that the lowest wage of 
any man who contributes to social 
stability or progress is sufficient to 
secure to him all the necessaries of 
a decent living, a share of the com- 
forts, and a modicum of leisure for 
rational enjoyment, — to see to it that 
no man is unjustly handicapped in 
the pursuit of happiness. 

It will fall to some of you, I am 
sure, to add in some way to the in- 
adequate provision of the elementary 
school for some of your pupils. We 
expect you to do it in such a way as 
to help hasten the coming of the day 

R hen the social consciousness of Il- 
linois will be as clear concerning the 
value of the last four grades of the 
common school as it now is as to the 
necessity for the first six or eight. 

The tendency of our age is toward 
democracy and peace. Triumphant 
democracy means peace. Both de- 
mand the leadership of the ablest and 
best. These must be found by selec- 
tion before they can be put in au- 
thority by election. Without so much 
training as has been hinted at, wide- 
ly diffused, wise selection is un- 
thinkable. Without wise and just 
leaders democracy is a ship without 
a rudder. As a ship without a rud- 
der is helpless, so a rudder without 
a ship is useless. "Change kings 
with us. and we'll fight you again," 
roared Sarsfield, or one of his men, 
after the panic ef the Boyne. His- 
tory records many lost battles the 
result of which might have been re- 
versed by a change of leaders. 

There is not time today to spenk 
of education for leadership. Let us 
leave that for another June time. 
Sufficient now to say that all parti 
of the system must be related, and 
that the growth must begin at the 
roots. In our practical educational 
procedure this is not always remem- 
bered. There is continuous tinker- 
ins by these of the forms and pro- 
cedure and material of elementary 
education, by those of the high 
schools and colleges, and by still 
"'hers of the technical schools and 
universities; just as though any one 
of these parts could be separated 
nom the others and stand alone. 
What society requires, of course, is 
the greatest possible number of 
highly efficient men and women of 
ncter, and it is of the first im- 
portance to remember that their 
production and discovery depends 
upon the right training and educa- 
tion of ALL the young. Right here 
is where many of our statesmen and 
some of our leaders in education are 
iort-sighted or selfish. A great 
public university is a conspicuous, 
highly centralized, and well organ- 
ized special interest. It is easy to 
focus public attention upon it, and 
its needs are often considered and 
supplied without due consideration 
of the "lower" schools upon which 
its continued existence depends. Yet, 
if we do not keep a trail to it, lead- 
ing from the door of every little red 
school-house, so clear and open that 
every youth in the state may walk 
therein as far as his will and 
strength permit, and every step of 

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his journey be contributory to bis 
individual ami social efficiency as a 
citizen, how can the maintenance of 
;. public university be justified at 

Xot that all who follow the trail 
must iueds follow it all the way. 
Illinois is not Utopia — yet. For a 
longer time than any of us can 
foresee, no matter how open the 
trail, nor how hospitable the invi- 
tation, nor how well adjusted the 
parts of our educational system, the 
great majority of our youth must 
continue to develop their individual 
qualities and characters in the col- 
lege of hard knocks, by courses of 
study and work for which no me- 
diaeval degrees are conferred. Hav- 
ing in view the inseparable inter- 
ests of society and the individuals 
who compose it, what might our sys- 
tem of education be made to do for 
this majority, in the meantime, if 
its parts were assembled and ad- 

As for us, those who follow the 
trail, and those who leave it here 
alike, our happiness will be founj 
in our work — or else nowhere. Our 
work as teachers is to transform as 
well as we know how, potential in- 
to varying degrees of dynamic ca- 
pacity. Who knows but that it may 
be the rare fortune of one of us 
deal, in its fair seed time, with a 
human soul whose destiny it is to 
b< ci nie a genius — a great leader, or 
bett< r yet, a gr at SERVANT of 
men? We need not envy this for- 
tunate one in advance, however. In 
all probability she will not know it 
herself at the time — or ever. Ge- 
nius is rarely recognized in its lar- 
val stage; in its intermediate stag< 
we are apt to call it unseemly 
names, for the cuticle of a cocoon 
is tough and its internal organs are 
undergoing destructive changes. As 
it emerges it is often wet and be- 
draggled. When it spreads its 
wings to fly we may not be looking, 
and it is off before we have time to 
notice whether it is a butterfly or a 

Our work is to be with common 
children, in the common schools of a 
great militant democracy. The spirit 
of our democracy cries aloud for 
more yeomen — more and more com- 
mon men of high character; men who 
ran see, and understand, and touch 
•■lbows in yeomen's service for civic 
righteousness, industrial lair play, 
and plain economic justice. The "uni- 
versal brotherhood of man" is unat- 
tainable until all men are fit for bro- 
therhood. In striving to make them 
raining, and discipline, 

and Inatrui i Ion ; In ti a< b 
know justice when they see it. to 
rightly usi the equal opporl 
which it is the business of democrat 
to give, the common school mu t c< 
tainly be doing the will of the 
versa! Father of us 

This is our work. Let us r< 
in it and do it as well as we i an 
That will be our better plan. 

The Summer School people have 
the advantage over the regulars in 
the way of -x delightful campus. The 
flowers and shrubs are corning out 
now in a gorgeous manner and will 
continue so for several weeks. 

Frances Bays, '10, has a position 
for next year in the Canton public 
schools. Also Anna Culver of thie 
year's class has been engaged at the 
same place. 

Bula Cordell, 09, who was fo- 
lia ve taught in a Country Training 
School near Old Normal, has seen fit 
to take the principalship of the Ma- 
comb Fourth ward school, since the 
Old Normal people coild not com- 
plete arrangements for the school in 

The Coburn Players are billed for 
three plays at the Kirksville Norm? 
School June 28 and 29. The tragedy 
t "Romeo and Juliet," the comedy 
"As You Like It," and "The Greek 
Tragedy "Blectra," will be given in 
the open air theater on the Kirks- 
ville campus. The Index says: "The 
company is composed of twenty-five 
expert actors of Shanespearean and 
other dramas, and ranks second to 
none in America. They are on their 
seventh annual tour, and their boon 
ings are larger than for any previ- 
ous season." This seems to indi- 
cate that the summer students and 
citizens of the city as well have a 
rare treat in dramatics coming June 
30 and July 1. 

The city of Macomb not only pave 
the streets that need paving the most 
but improve the job every time a new 
portion is laid. The concrete curbing 
is very attractive and serviceable as 

The view west on \dams street 
from the walk in front of the building 
is pleasing to the eye since the exten- 
sion of the pavement in that vicinity. 

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To the Summer School stu- 
dents, yonng and old, the 
Courier brings greetings from 
a year of hard w<jrk and per- 
haps well spent energy.! ho«e 
who are new to us are prob- 
ably new to the Courier, it is 
the business of this paper to 
record the life and incidents 
of the school and when poss- 
ible mould opinion among the 
students when the staff feel 
such should be done' the Cou- 
rier requests and expects your 
subscription and contributions 
and furthermore the school 
expects you to enter into the 
activities of the institution 
with the feeling that you are 
a part of it and responsible 
for the continuation of the 
good nane it has thus far mer- 

After the events of Thursday. 
June 1, our baseball team took quite 
an extended trip. The first game 
was played at Canton, Mo., with the 
team rpresenting Christian Univer- 
sity. Here they met defeat by the 
score of 11 to 2. The boys enjoyed 
a trip on the .Mississippi from Canton 
to Quincy and from there took the 
i train for Augusta, where they played 
I a game of ball Saturday afternoon 
with the team from the high school 
there. This was cne of the best 
games played during the season. 
The usual nine innings were not 
sufficient to give either team the 
right to claim the victory, so an ex- 
tra round was played, which gave 
our boys the victory at the rate of 
4 to 3. 

Circular No. 25, issued by the 
Simplified Spelling Board, is a speech 
given by William H. Maxwell, city 
superintendnt of school, New York, 
discussing "The Need of the Reform 
of Spelling in Public Schools." The 
simplified spelling movement is 
progressing rapidly and all teachers 
should be familiar with its work. 
Any information may be received by 
writing to the Simplified Spelling 

Why not organize a baseball team 
for the summer? The weather is the 
best, the field is in good condition, 
th<> boys need the exercise, and the 
ladies need the excitement of watch- 
ing tlic game. 

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Vol. IX, No. Ill 

Macomb, Illinois, June 22, 191 1. 

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OF MARCH 3. 1879. 


The O. C. Club. 

Over a hundred students and 
teachers responded to the call for a 
preliminary meeting of the Open 
Country Club last Thursday evening. 
A temporary organization was ef- 
fected by choosing Dean Grote chair- 
man. Miss Mamie Thompson of Hen- 
derson county secretary, and Miss 
Eula Cordell, with the temporary 
officers, as an executive committee. 

Short talks were made by Misses 
Cordell and Grote and Mr. Bayliss. 
Miss Hamilton told an exquisite 
story illustrating the triumph of 
mind over matter in the Willow 
Creek district back in Livingston 
county. It was agreed that the ex- 
ecutive committee should make up 
Uie program for this evening from 
questions submitted during the 
week by members of the club, an 1 
that the permanent question, "How 
shall we proceed to so increase the 
number of 'standard' country schools 
in the Military Tract that this splen- 
did agricultural section of our state 
shall lead all other Normal School 
districts in this respect?" This 
question is going to be answered 
within the next month, and within 
the next year the thing is going to 
be DONE! 

All under the blue canopy we need 
to muke this come true is the co- 
operation of our county superintc 


you not join in this good and neces- 
sary work, and prove your earnest- 
ness in the matter by attending the 
conference at Macomb, 

JULY 7 and 8? 
This invitation is sent you by one 
o f your teachers, who wishes to help 
you in any possible way to give 
• county more good coun- 
try school houses and better schools 
than it now has. Come and lead us 
in this work. We know how busy 
you are with those reports, but 
there are young teachers here, at 
some sacrifice of time and money, 
seeking inspiration and knowledge 
to enable them to help you do more 
"T the country schools of our county 
than has ever been done before in 
a single year. Pray do not leave 
us of your county without a leader. I 

The program of the club for this 
evening is as follows: 

Topic— Improvement of the physic" 
al environment of a County School. 

Mr. Johnson. 

Mr. Hursh. 

Mr. Head. 
Chorister Glenn Head 

Dr. Colledge's course of lectures 
in Scotch Literature will be given 
June 26, 27, 28, 'and 29 — one each 
day, as follows: 

1. Scottish Literary Character- 
istics, June 26, at ten o'clock. 

2. Robert Burns, the Poet of 
Democracy, June 27, at nine o'clock. 

3. Robert Louis Stevenson, the 
story teller, June 28, atthree o'clock. 

4. James Barrie and His Books, 
June 29, at 11 o'clock. 

5. ran MacLaren and Drumtoch- 
ty, June 29, at two o'clock. 

The other two lectures are "Trop- 
ical Africa" and "Second Fiddles," 
and will be given in the evening, as 
announced later. 

Something to Talk About. 

This is for next year's students. 
Among the school activities which 
may be enumerated as prominent 
are those connected with: 

1. The Emersonian Society. 

2. The Platonian Society. 
.">. Tiie Amateurian Society. 

t. The Oratorical Association. 

5. The Young Men's Christian 

6. The Young Women's Chris- 
tian Association. 

7. The Men's Glee Club. 

8. The Orchestra. 

9. The Camera Club. 

10. The Agricultural Club. 

11. The Football Teams. 

12. The Basketball Teams. 

13. The Baseball Teams. 
1 t. The Tennis Club. 
15. The Track Athletics. 

Now. it goes without saying that 
no strident can be prominent in ton 
many of these activities without 
losing in his main work. At the 
same time, no student can afford to 
neglect them all. The question is 
how many can be attended to with 
profit. Can a student do good and 
sufficient work and be prominent in 

more than two or three of the fore- 
going? Why not think about this 
before school begins next September, 
and be governed accordingly? 

Judging from some of the literature 
seen, the Coburn players are high class. 
Graniing this to be true, the plays 
should draw a large audience. The 
people who wish to enjoy an out door 
picnic might bring lunches in the after- 
noon Saturday and remain for the 
evening performance of Macbeth. 
Plans are being made to furnish ice 
water at convenient points in the ra- 
vine and every effott will be made to 
make the event a success. 

Nothing definite has been said in 
regard to the particular spot on the 
campus which the authorities will se- 
lect for the plays. The Courier after 
taking an inventory of the ravine sug- 
gests that spot of ground located east 
of the ravine and quite a distance 
north of the long bridge. The spot in 
question wou'd afford a very conven- 
ient location for the stage and the ris- 
ing hillside to rhe east would accomod- 
ate mm/ more than a thousand spec- 
tators. Perhaps this is not the only suit- 
able locattoi We also suggest to our 
readers that the best way to get a vi- 
tal interest in these plays is to take a 
personal tour of inspection of the 
grounds with the above idea in mind. 

CALENDAR 1911 - 1912. 

Autun n Quarter opens Sept. 18, 1911 

Autumn Quarter closes Dec, 8, 1911 

Holiday Recess 

Dec. 22, 1911 to Jan. 2, 1912 

Winter Quart er closes Mar. 8, 1912 

Spring Quarter opens Mar. 18, 1912 

Spring Quarter closes June 7, 1912 

Tenia Graduation, June 6. 1912 

First Decennial Anniversary 

June 6, 1912 

Summer Term opens June 17, 1912 

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Board of Managers. 

Senior Louise Hainline 

Junior George Salisbury 

Academy George Mapes 

Tenth Grade Jennie Walker 

Ninth Grade Lena Culp 

Training School.. Myrrhene Newsome 

Platonian W. O. Pendarvis 

Emersonian Warner Watson 

Country School Class 

Wallace Shanks 

Kappa Phi Gamma. .Martha McLean 
Faculty. .Mr. White, Mr. Hursh, 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Officio Mr. Bayliss 



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Educative forces are making 
themselves felt in other fields than 
the class room. Men who are en- 
gaged in research and experimental 
work are making an effort to disperse 
the truths learned 'among the mass 
of people whom such truths should 
better. Our modern magazines scat- 
ter discoveries and inventions broad- 
cast among those who read the best 
periodicals of the day, but there are 
many who are not reached by this 
means. This class in question, how- 
ever, can be touched by means of the 
Daily and County newspapers. 

Perhaps some have noted that the 
papers of this and other counties are 
printing articles written by the ag- 
ricultural experts of the State Agri- 
cultural College. Such reports and 
discussions as these stand a better 
chance of being read when in news- 
papers than if they were simply 
printed in a bulletin. That they 
are of value there can be no doubt. 
The times are advancing. The edu- 
cators are extending the knowledge 
and influence beyond the class room 
into the fields and factories. This 
is the first sign of the times that are 
coming when to be "poorly read" 
will be the product of negligence 
alone and no man can say he had no 

The Courier through the Summer 
Term for 10 cents. Free to all year- 
ly subscribers who pay in advance. 

I he Western Courier 

Wc lose a good librarian 
and the Whitewater, Wis. 
Normal School gains a good 
one, when Miss Jackson takes 
up her duties there next 

Hayes Fuhr who graduated 
here in June and at the Ma- 
comb Conservatory of Music 
this year has been employed 
as musical instructor in the 
Culver Military Academy at 
Culver, Indiana. His work will 
include the conducting of the 
Men's Glee Club and the Cour- 
ier will take this method to in- 
form the Academy that it will 
have a good Glee Club this 
year. The Culver Academy is 
the largest in the west and this 
fact speaks well for Mr. Fuhr's 

The members of the Faculty 
and those of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation who are in school in- 
vite the entire body of students 
to an informal reception to- 
morrow evening on third floor. 

The half-dozen mulberry 
trees planted last Arbor Day 
are growing nicely. It will be 
just a short space of time be- 
fore they will be bearing fruit. 
Birds are very fond of mul- 
berries and these trees will 
serve to call many birds to find 
a home in our little forest. 

A few of. the fine Linden 
trees donated by Mr. Keefer 
are doing well and he informs 
us that the weak ones will be 

After a general survey of 
the Arbor Day work Ave be- 
lieve it was entirely profitable. 

Ralph Bishop, our Manual 
Training Assistant was called 
home Tuesday to attend the 
funeral of a relative. 

Although William Hawley 
Smith was ill and unable tc 
give the Commencement Ad- 
dress as was printed, the large 
audience was agreeably enter- 
tained by "The Dawn of a To- 
rn or row" as read by Miss 
Davis. The story is one of 
optimism and brings good 
cheer to any audience. 

The Courier says "Well 
done" to the Amateur Club. 
The Arch of Titus looks pret- 
ty well in the Study Hall. 
Wake up, you Emersonians 
and Platoniins! 

The Courier regrets to note 
the resignations of Blanche E. 
Campbell and Anne Durr, 
both skillful and popular train- 
ing teachers. Success to them 
in other fields! 

A number of advanced stud- 
ents are studying with the ex- 
amination for State Certifi- 
cates in mind. Success to 
each and every one of them. 

One student, a graduate of 
the school, of three years' 
experience, is devoting 
three hours a day to the type 
writing machine. The Cour- 
ier predicts that there wil| 
be many others doing the 
same in the near future. 

A one mill tax for the Uni- 
versity is a very great credit 
to the 47th General Assembly 
and a good thing for higher 
education, -but a two mill tax 
for the common schools will 
be a better thing for education 
and a still greater credit to 
the 48th. will it, or will it not? 
Let us both work and pray 
that it will. 

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By the courtesy of Capt. Eads, 
the Normal School has come into 
the possession of a deed, executed in 
1823, conveying the Campus to An- 
drew Woodruff at the rate of two dol- 
lars per acre. Mead Brockway hired a 
lawyer by the name of Parez Randall 
to sell it for him at that price, if 
Parez had been able to see four score 
and eight years into the future, he 
probably would held Mr. Woodruff up 
for another dollar an acre. The paper 
is worn and torn, but the Library will 
mend and preserve it. 

Alfred Sorensen, Francis Campbell, 
and Homer Venters, representing the 
Young Men's Christian Association, 
are encamped this week on the shores 
of the beautiful Lake Geneva in at- 
tendance at the Annual Y. M. C. A. 
Conference held there there this week. 


The Western Courier's notion of 
nothing to do, under any circum- 
stances whatever, is to buy anything 
whatever on the installment plan, of 
anybody whomsoever, which one does 
not imperatively need at the moment 
to avoid freezing to death or starving 
to death. 

What is this we hear about length 
-ening the time for the regular course 
to two years and a Summer term - or 
was it two Summer terms? The Couri- 
re has it ears to the ground, and will 
report any thing authenitc as soon as 
it is known to be so. 

The Courier press has made six 
thousand impressions en the three 
thousand Mailing Cards which are be- 
ing used to advertise the three plays 
that are coming soon. 

Next year four former teachers in 
this school will be members of the fac- 
ulty in the best known Teachers Col- 
lege in the world. They are Dr. Fred- 
rick G .Bonser, Lois Coffey, B. C. 
Bertha M. Bentley, and Blanche E. 

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Louise Randolph, 'oq, was 
seen about the building last 
week. We surmise she is en- 
joying her vacation. 

September 18, iqii, the 
Western Illinois State Nor- 
mal School begins its Tenth 
Year. It is said that the 
anniversaries next June will 
be appropriate to the fir^t 

Teachers in attendance from 
the same county could profit- 
ably support a county club. 

june-26-29- colledge 

Coburn Players 
July--6-Annual Spell- 
ing Match 
July--7-8-Open Coun- 
try Club Meeting 

Business enterprise manifests 
itself sometimes quite early 
in youth and when once ob- 
served is a good index to the 
man of whom the child is fath 
er- The Courier has found a 
case of business foresight that 
will result in final success to 
the person in question. 

A'boy in the Training School 
bought a pig for $3.00, fed 
it awhile and sold it for $8.00. 
He then bought two pig> for 
rhe same price and also bo't a 
pair of shoes with the remain- 
der. He is not only enterpris- 
ing but generous. He has giv- 
en one pig to his grandmother 

Courier herewith hands its 
best compliments to the Class 
of 1911 upon the quality of its 


The four hundredth student 
enrolled at one fifteen Tues- 


The campus will be improved 
shortly with 'an Agricultural Hall. 
This building will be located on or 
near the Experimental Farm and its 
purpose will be to house machinery 
and serve as a store room for the 
various produces of the farm. It 
will be made of fire resisting mate- 
rial, either brick or concrete, and 
will be so planned as to add mate- 
rially to the beauty of the grounds. 

Ralph Eyrnan, M , who has be°n 
teaching in the John Swaney school, 
near McNabb, visited the school 
prior to his departure for the sum- 
mer school of the University of 

Mr. Carl Crabb, '08, will be a 
student in Teachers' College, Colum- 
bia University, next year. He will 
be chasing a degree in Manual Arts, 
a line of work for which he is natur 
ally well adapted. 

Miss Jana Morey, '07, who ht*o 
been teaching at Tuscola for the 
last two years, goes to Tucson, Ari- 
zona, next year, at a monthly sala- 
ry of $80. 

Attention, Alumni! 

The Alumni Association has grown 
until its members are about 250 in 
number. Some of the graduates 
have changed their location and the 
officers of the association have lost 
track of them. 

The school and officers of the as- 
sociation are anxious to know where 
all graduates are located. Will you 
kindly send your address, anu tl 
address of any of the earlier gra<! 
nates that you know of, for ne' 
year to the secretary of the Alumni 


Macomb, 111. 

The Summer School finds th<3 
Athletic Field rather desolate jus't 
now. However, the tennis courts are 
used occasionally in the early morn- 
ing hours. 

The flower gardens made and 
maintained by the seventh grade are 
worth going to see, even if a climb 
over the barb wire fence is neces- 
sary. Each plat is m.irked with a 
neatly painted sign, br*Tlng the pu- 
pil's name and the jymi of the 
plants growing there. 


The Western Courier 

r'erhaps the boys who work 
in the Manual Arts will have 
suitable uniforms next year. 

About fifty of last week's Couriers 
are held subejct to call from subscrib- 
ers whose addresses we know to have 
changed for the vacation. 

Keith Kerman, a former 
student here, was enjoying a 
game of tennis on our courts a 
few nights ago. 

The Courier begs to inquire who 
will deliver the address to the July 
contingent of the Class of 1911 

Just as we thought we had lost 
him, back comes Ross Nichol, takes 
off his coat, and goes to work in the 
Manual Arts shops for all the world as 
though he had never thought of such a 
thing as "graduating". 

It is expected that Glenn 
Head will be chosen chorister 
at the O. C. Club this evening. 
Then look out for music from 
the "Little Organ". 

The boys who are at lake Geneva 
report a very successful conference and 
also state they are enjoying the camp 
life to the fullest extent. 

Dr. Col'edge will arrive Monday and 
his first talk will be given at 9:40 A.M. 

Any students who have some nice 
black walnut lumber lying around the 
farm at home could use it to no better 
abvantage than to work it into a Morris 
chair, a Library table or something jf 
the same nature. 

The Courier free for the remainder 
of the year if you hand George Salisbury 
fifty cents for your subscription for next 

Miss Colby is attending Summer 
School at the University of Chicago. 
During her absence Martha McLean 
has charge of the Domestic Science 

The Normal School Publications. 

A. First. — The student publica- 
tion known as the We.-Aorn Courier, 
a copy of which in its latest form 
the reader is perusing. This num- 
ber, however, must not be taken as 
a sample. The editor has kindly 
given the most of his space this week 
to the graduation. The business of 
the Western Courier is to keep a 
record of the life of the school and 
to give the Manual Training stu- 
dents who elect printing, something 
practical to do. The "job" office of 
the Western Courier, is a useful ad- 
junct enabling the school to have the 
benefit of quite a good deal of mis- 
cellaneous printing which otherwise 
could not be afforded. 

Second. — The Sequel is a year 
book published by the senior class 
and is a review pictorially and his- 
torically of the life of the school for 
■i year. It is sold only by subscrip- 
tion and it is difficult to obtain a 
copy after publication. The Sequel 
is often a somewhat expensive lux- 
ury costing the students $700 or 
$800 to publish, but it would be 
hard to convince a senior class that 
it. was not part of its duty to excel 
al! previous classes in the quality of 
its work. The school would hardly 
be quite the same without the Se- 

B. — The Military Tract Normal 
School Quarterly published four 
times a year in the name of the 
tu.stees and is furnished free to any 
teacher in the schools of Illinois who 
wishes to receive it. The numbers 
so far issued are: 

1. A year's work in industrial 
and social problems in grades one 
and two. 

2. A year's work in industrial 
and social problems in grades three 
and four. 

3. A year's work in industrial 
and social problems in grades five 
and six. 

4. A year's work in industrial 
and social problems in grades seven 
and eight. 

5. A course of study for the ele- 
mentary school. 

6. A course of study in the nor- 
mal and academic divisions of the 

7. The Principal's report for 

8. Circular Number Two, Soil 
Experiment Field, dealing with the 
school work in agriculture. 

9. The announcement of the 
summer term for 1911 containing 
the thesis of Mary Allison Bennett, 
class of 1908, on Morning Exercises 
in the Country School. 

10. English in the Grades, a re- 
sume of discussions of this topic in 
the Faculty Club within ';• 
year 1910-1911. 

The school also publishes Mili- 
tary Tract papers, an annual, <.:>.'. r. 
paper being made up chiefly of the 
address delivered on Illinois Day, 
December 3rd. So far thre'.- of 
these annuals have been published 
and copies are obtainable on ^pli- 

The principal was delighted last 
Monday morning to receive a series 
of postal cards, showing various 
buildings of the University, from 
Ralph Swearingen, Eli Smith, Jr., 
Charles Riley, J. T. Johnson, Albert 
Bell, Earl Eyman, Lee Hoyt, Lewis 
Gill, Bert Crandall, Clarence Clute, 
Royal Ritchey, Walter Pollock, and 
Dwight Croxton. The foregoing aro 
among the members of the Agricul- 
tural Club, who, with Mr. Johnson 
as chaperone, visited the University 
the last of last week. The series is 
an interesting one, and if you call 
when he is not too busy, the princi- 
pal will be delighted to let you se-j 
the cards. 

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During the last winter quarter Mr. 
Johnson arranged that the students of 
his agriculture class and their invited 
friends should visit the State Experi- 
ment Fields at Urbana during the 
summer session, and on Thursday, 
June 15th, a party of fourteen 
availed themselves of the opportunity. 
Upon arriving at Urbana about twelve 
o'clock Thursday night, Mr. Johnson 
proceeded to set a few of the mem- 
bers' aright on north and south direct- 
ions, after which the following answer- 
ed to roll call : Albert Bell, Dwight 
Croxton, Earl Eyman, Clarence Clute, 
Bert Crandall, Lewis Gill, Lee Hoyt, 
Walter Pollock, Royal Ritchey, Eli 
Smith, Jr., Charles Riley, Ralph 
Swearingen, with Mr. Johnson as pilot 
and counsellor. 

The early part of Friday forenoon 
was spent in viewing the experiment 
farms, with Prof. Pettit explaining the 
various experiments the state has 
made in farming. The experiment 
plots of ground just south of the agri- 
cultural building were first inspected- 
Here were seen the state experiments 
with all the different kinds of grain 
which were tested in various ways such 
as one, two, three, and four year ro- 
tations, the application of different fer- 
tilizers, and finally the plan of continu- 
ing, as some present day farmers do, 
to grow corn on one plot for thirty-three 
consecutive years. . The last plan is 
simply a test to ascertain how long the 
ground will produce corn without ferti- 
lizers. Most of the boys agreed that 
the test was nearly completed. 

From these experiment plots the 
class was shown the fields farther 
south where the results of the experi- 

ments are put into operation on a larg- 
er scale. By the time the boys had 
walked over about four hundred acres, 
giving promise of abundant crops such 
as have been harvested since the Ex- 
I periment Field was laid out, even the 
most skeptical of them were thorough - 
1/ convinced that scientific agriculture 
could be successfully carried out on a 
large scale. 

Probably the most interesting field 
on the south farm was a forty acre 
tract which contained, as Mr. Pettit 
declared, a perfect stand of alfalfa. 
He explained that alfalfa could be suc- 
cessfully grown on well drained land 
if the ground was first well limed and 
properly inoculated with sweet clover 
bacteria. It is thought that when this 
fact becomes more thoroughly under- 
stood by the farmer, alfalfa will become 
the leading forage crop. 

The boys were somewhat surprised 
to learn that most of the surrounding 
farmers of Urbana and Champaign do 
not avail themselves of the scientific 
methods endorsed by the final results 
of the State Fields, but Mr Pettit said 
neighboring farmers were, as a rule, 
the slowest to comprehend the mean- 
ing of the state's work in agricultural 
lines; and that the farmers residing 
farthest away were the first to inspect 
and adopt into practical use the me- 
thods of the University. 

Most of the fields were visited by 
ten o'clock then Prof. Hall led the 
Agriculture Club through the animal 
husbandry department which comprised 
fine specimens of horses, beef and dairy 
cattle, sheep and swine. Mr. Hall ex- 
plained various branches of the work in 
live stock, explaining in detail the best 
methods obtained from different feed- 
ings and environment. The dairy de- 
partment was probably the most inter- 
esting of all the live stock enterprises. 
Here the utmost care prevails to pro- 
mote cleanliness and sanitary condi- 
tions which is the state's best adver- 
tisement, both from a healthful and 

economic standpoint. 

Being still eager to see more 
of the sights but not wanting to walk as 
far as they had in the forenoon trip, the 
class spent the afternoon in wandering 
through the various buildings on the 
large beautiful campus. The College of 
Agriculture was first visited where the 
boys became quite interested in the 
dairy division in which they saw a six 
hundred-pound churning of butter which 
looked"asgood as mother used to 
make". The bacteriological depart- 
ment was also very interesting. Prof. 
Bristoe explained the work at length, 
showing the party various specimens of 
animals affected with tuberculosis. 

The Chemistry, Physics, Natural 
History, and Engineering buildings 
came next in order, thus affording 
the class some knowledge of the 
magnitude of the work of the Univers- 
ity. The athletic grounds and Gymnas- 
ium were visited last, the latter con- 
taining a large swimming pool of 
which a few of the boys availed them- 
selves. They were probably encourag- 
ed by Mr. Johnson's emphasizing to 
one member of the class who expects 
to be a freshman at the University 
next September, the necessity of be- 
ing able to swim should he be paid a 
visit by the sophomores. 

Part of the class were compelled 
on account of business to return home 
Saturday forenoon, while the others 
spent the remainder of the day acquain- 
ting themselves with the library and 
the Y.M.C.A. building. Ml returned 
home Saturday evening firm in the 
conviction that the trip had proved both 
enjoyable and profitable, and fully re- 
solved that the Agriculture Club should 
repeat next year this interesting exper- 
ience, which, with the kindly effort and 
aid of Mr. Johnson, was so suc- 
cessfully carried out this year. 

— C. C. 

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Junior George Salisbury 

Academy George Mapes 

Tenth Grade Jennie Walker 

Ninth Grade Lena Culp 

Training School . .Myrrhene Newsome 

Platonian W. O. Pendarvis 

Emersonian Warner Watson 

Country School Class 

Wallace Shanks 

Kappa Phi Gamma. .Martha McLean 
Faculty. .Mr. White, Mr. Hursh, 

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"The final test of the school 
is the results, The immediate 
aim in scholarship and skill is 
fully covered by the school 
course. The final aim is capa- 
ble and useful men and wom- 
en." The foregoing are from 
Circular 51, issued by the De- 
partment of Public Instruction 
for Illinois and here are a few 
of the suggestive questions on 
results which any teacher can 
ask and answer for himself at 
different periods through the 

Do the older pupils show 
genuine interest in school 
work ? 

Do they do the work well ? 

Are they eager to learn? 

Are they respectful and 

csnsiderate of others.or are 

they rude and disposed to 


Are they disposed to be 

Are they eager for self- 

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Are they truthful, straight 

forward, or are they inclined 

to disseminate ? 

Do they seem to be 

headed for an honest and 

useful career? 

The county superintend 
ent's visits are not frequent 
enough nor long enough to 
enable him to answer these 
questions for you any better 
than you can answer them 
for yourselves. Besides, he 
might not always be as 
frank and clear with you as 
you would very likely be 
with yourself. 

The Courier suggests to some of the 
younger students who are engaged 
with subjects in the State Course of 
Study that this school offers a full year 
of review work based on that docu- 
ment. It might not be a bad plan to call 
upon Miss. Grote some convient time 
and let her explain the plan. In brief, 
the Courier can say that term fees are 
waived for students taking that course 
who stay a full year, and in addition 
pledge themselves to teach in the coun- 
try school. A recommendation from 
the county superintendent or a teach- 
er's certificate is necessary to secure 
the exemption from term fees. This 
course has been very popular and help- 
ful Twenty-four students received cer- 
tificates for its completion at the last 
graduation. If one does not wish the 
course for herself at this time, it might 
be well to know about it so as to be able 
to describe it to a friend who does 
need it. 

The Christian Associations 
are now preparing a handbook 
which will contain information 
useful to students new and old. 
The book will be read)' for dis- 
tribution before the beginning 
of school September iS. 

Miss Bernice Wagner,' 10, 
who taught this year at Hins- 
dale is here to take the State 

Report comes r A the marriage of 
Mr. Arthur Odenweller and Miss Ellen 
Ahl a short time ago. Both : 
graduated in the 1907 class and both 
have made good in teaching. The 
gentleman was elected to the of r 
County Superintendent of Henry 
County which speans well for his ability 
and popularity, The Courier wishes the 
couple the ful' sum of haopiness as it 
collects itself in the years a^ they 
pass by. 

The reception given last 
Friday night by the Faculty 
proved to be a very enjoyable 
affair to the students of the 
Summer Term. The general 
conversation was interspersed 
by a reading by Miss Jackson, 
a story by Miss I lamilton, and 
two songs by Miss Shamel. 
With the assistance of the fac- 
ulty ladies, Miss Martha Mc- 
Lean and Miss Lavinia Stin- 
son served \\<A\\. refreshments. 

Miss Corbin discussed in the 
Chapel Friday, the Canter- 
bury Tales and the Prologue, 
giving the student body a his- 
torical and literary setting for 
to-morrow evening's perform- 

Do not forget to mark a 
copy of the Courier and send 
it to your County Superinten- 
dent for the Open Country 
Club day. If you have already 
done so, get some one from 
your county who has neglect - 
ed to do it. We want every 
county superintendent to have 
as many invitations as he has 
students at summer school. If 
it is too late to get hold of a 
copy of the Courier , write 
him a letter. 

We will expect a number of 
"regulars" back for the plays 
tomorrow and next day. 

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The following is a letter from Wilbur 
O. Pendarvis of the Class of ' 1 1 and 
was written on his way to the Philippine 
Islands where he enters the education- 
al service: 

Yokohoma, Japan, June 2, 1911. 

Mr. Ralph Bishop, 

Macomb, 111. 
Dear Ole Rastus: — 

This is us and we 
still am enjoying life to the fullest ex- 
tent. I have had a big day of it to- 
day. We came into Tokyo gulf here 
last night and as soon as the Japs 
came out to inspect us this morning 
we ran into the harbor here and took 
a tug for the shore. I at once took a 
train up to Tokyo where I spent the 

Japan is indeed a wonderful country 
and her busy little people are interest- 
ing to the extreme When we reached 
Tokyo, we hired jinrikasha men to haul 
us around in their funny little man 
buggies all day for one yen fifty sen, 
or a dollar and a half in Japanese mon- 
ey, equivalent to 75cents in ours. We 
visited two of their famous parks, one 
or two of their temples, various tea 
houses, curio shops, silk stores and 
restaurants. We viewed the imperial 
palace and the public buildings 
from the exterior and went through 
the imperial museum. Then we return- 
ed to Yokohama and got out to the 
ship here in the harbor in time for 
supper and now I am writing cards, 
etc., until bed time. Part of our crowd 
are still ashore and some of them are 
just leaving to go back now, but it is 
raining a little and I have had all the 
adventure I need for to-day, so I am 
going to stay in. 

Our trip across the Pacific has been 
a very pleasant one, in fact it has been 
a prolonged holiday and picnic. There 
were about 1 50 of us first class pass- 
engers starting out from Frisco. About 
50 of the bunch got jff at Honolulu 
but we had a fine bunch left. There 
are only four teachers on. Two of them 
are old teachers, or rather men who 
have been in the work there before 
and are returning after a trip back to 
the states, and one is a blamed fool 

like myself who couldn't go when the 
bunch went, who sailed on May 3rd. 
He is a young chap from South Car- 
olina and is going out for the first 
time. The weather on the ocean has 
for the most part been fine. The air 
has been warm aud balmy and the 
ocean calm. 

We played shuffle board on deck in 
our shirt sleeves, had base ball games, 
athletic contests and various other 
stunts. Then we had various concerts, 
programs, receptions, etc. of evenings. 
In addition tc this card games and 
story telling circles generally kept a 
goodly number busy until after mid- 
night each evening. The re will only be 
35 or 40 of us left for the rest of the 
trip, but we are all wel' acquainted and 
will have a good time, we sail at 10 in 
the morning and make two more stops 
in Japan, Kobe and Nagasaki. We will 
reach Manila about the 10th or 11th 
and school begins the thirteenth I am 
told. You may mail my Sequel to Man- 
ila, care of the Dept. of Education and 
they will promptly forward it to me 
wherever I am sent. This will enable 
me to get it a month or so sooner than 
I would if I waited to find my exact ad- 
dress. With best wishes to you, the 
print shop, summer school and all 
things in general, I am 

Sincerely yours, 


From Carbondale:- "I was 
glad to hear that yon were 
successful, getting the appro- 
priations for a Woman's Build- 
ing. We are gratified to know 
that we can erect a similar 
building. We are also under- 
taking to start our Agricultur- 
al work on a broader basis." 
— Pres. D.B. Parkinson. 

Mr. Bayliss spoke in Eben- 
ezer Church in Scotland 
Township Sunday morning. 
TheCourier was not represent- 
ed but would be surprised to 
know that he managed to talk 
for half an hour without refer- 
ring to standardized schools. 
Here's a guess that he didn't. 

We learn from a round a- 
bout source that Alfred Soren- 
sendid some good work in 
athletics at the Lake Geneva 
Conference last week. He 
won a rhird in the one hund- 
red yard dash and also a third 
in the four hundred forty yard 
clash, which is very good when 
one considers that six or seven 
hundred of the best men from 
the Mississippi Valley colleges 
and Universities are congre- 
gated there. It has also been 
learned that Francis Campbell 
was hit in the eye with a base- 
ball while watching the Illinois 
Wisconsin ball game. 

He used tobacco constantly 
Since he was seventeen, 
Until his whole anatomy 
Was soaked with nicotine. 
He never stopped his smoking 
Except to take a chew; 
And when he wasn't chewing 
The air with smoke was blue. 
He bought a big plantation 
(So well he loved the weed; ) 
He planted every acre 
With fine Havana seed. 
One day when very weary, 
He laid him down to sleep 
Amid the green tobacco, 
Where the caterpillars creep. 
They swarmed about and over 

With ceremony scant. 
And ate him-body, bones and 

For a tobacco plant. 

— T. J. B.— College Life. 

Eastern Illinois Normal at 
Charleston has about as many 
over 500 students as we have 
over 400. Charleston Normal 
is just four years older than we 
are, and this difference must 
not be so great another year. 
What say we, all of us? 



Dr. Colledge's lectures arc 
so full of rich good stories thai 
the Courierwould be very glad 
to quote some for the benefit 
of the readers. From the fact 
that the editor is not an expert 
in Seoich the repetition will by 
no means be exact. 

However one that bears in it 
a message for us Americans 
just now, as the political cor- 
ruption is being investigated 
is as follows: 

A Scotch woman was milking 
in fly time when these pests 
became so bothersome that 
they caused the cow to kick 
the pail over and race down 
the road. As the cow turned a 
nearby corner with the woman 
following close behind, a man 
was seen in the road ahead. 
The woman cried"Hey man, 
stop my cow." 

To which the man replied 
with considerable dignity, 
"I'm no man, I'm a magis- 

The greatest accomplish- 
ment a man ever attains is the 
ability to step from his own 
shoes into the other fellow's 
and see the issue from that 
point of view. 

President Parkinson writes: 
"I see by the summer itinerary 
of the Coburn Players that 
they are to visit your institu- 
tion during the summer. They 
were with us on the 15th, and 
our people enjoyed them very 
much. We think we shall have 
them return next year." 

The enrollment at Carbon- 
dale is just a little larger than 

Dr.CoIledge who is giving 
the lectures this week was 
formerly employed as head of 
the Department of English in 

the Armour Institute at Chic- 
ago,but is now lecturing under 
the direction of a Lyceum 
Beureau. He is a man of broad 
experience and thoro training, 
having traveled and studied 
on both sides of the Atlantic. 

This much for our Sequel: 
Allow me to congratulate your 
young people on getting out 
such an attractive and artistic 
publication. It surely gives 
evidence of much care and 
taste. For several reasons our 
young people have not under- 
taken the task of issuing an 
annual, but I think we must 
persuade them to do some- 
thing of the kind in the near 

-President Parkinson, 


Have you seen the Country 
School Exhibit? More than 
that, have you contributed any 
thing towards its enlargement? 
Or are you going to let Hen- 
dersonCo. carry off the sweep- 
stakes without sharp competi- 
tion ? See the manager, Miss 
Mamie Thompson, at the Em- 
ersonian Hall, at the first op- 
portunity, and see what you 
can do to help out. The elev- 
enth hour people in this matter 
will also receive every one 
his penny. 

Mr. Johnson has another 
fine photograph of the build- 
ing taken from the southeast. 
It is for evening effect he tells 

Mr.Hursh gave a short talk 
on the. tragedy "Macbeth" last 
week that will help those who 
heard it to fully comprehend 
this the greatest of Shake- 
speare's tragedies. 

Mr. Johnson took photo- 
graphs of Ross N ichol' 8 library 
table and Morris (hair, of 
Fester Smith's oak Morris 
chair, and also George Salis- 
bury's walnut (hair of the 
same style. The articles 
themselves may be seen in the 
vicinity of the M.T. room. 

Miss Coburn. the advance a- 
gent for the Coburn Players 
was here last Friday and it was 
decided to hold the plays in 
the ravine just north of Mr. 
Hursh's house. 

Mr. and Mrs. Coburn play 
Macbeth and Fady Macbeth 
ind the leading parts in the 
other plays. Something of a 
coincidence, perhaps a ro- 

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The profit and enjoyment ob- 
tained from the series of plays by 
the Coburn Players cannot easily 
be over-esti nra ted and could not 
well have been better, except by a 
more general attendance on the 
part of the students. On the 
whole, the plays were quite beyond 
what was expected and I, for one, 
feel sure that if such an opportunity 
come again, more will make full 
use of it. 

We always have talked of the out- 
door-theatre possibilities of the Ra- 
vine, but we did not know half the 
charm it gives to a play to hear and 
see it under the great oaks. All now 
believe that a permanent amphi- 
theater would be a most delightful 
addition to the beauty and utility of 
our spacious campus. 

The plays were all very pleasing, 
especially Much Ado, and Macbeth. 
The comedy based on Chaucer's 
Prolog to the Canterbury Tales is 
something new, and I can easily see 
that it might not be quite pleasing 
to the student of literature, who 
has enjoyed the rich imagery of the 
grand old "Poet of the Dawn," to 
see Chaucer mixed up with the buf- 
foonery and broad mirth as seen in 
the play. Then, ag-ain, one who has 
not studied, to some extent Chaucer 
and his time, cannot see that the pa- 
geant is a transcript of English life 
and manners of that time. 

No one could And any fault with 
the playing, and probably all would 
enjoy it more on a second hearing. 

Much Ai'o i one of the most 
cl arming comtv.,- 's ever written, 
and it fits outdoor play admirably. 
Many in the audience had considera- 
ble knowledge of the play, one club 
in the city having made a study of 
it a few years 'ago. There is so 
much of sprightliness, so many 
sharp turns, so many pleasing sur- 
prises, just enough of the tragic to 
give fine reactive effect to the hu- 
mor, that one just must enjoy it. 

The playing was excellent, no 
weak places, and the leading pans 
were done with such artistic finish 

that everybody was charmed with it. 
I do not know how much the out- 
door scenes, etc., lent to it, but I 
am sure I never saw the play given 
so well anywhere. 

.Macbeth was attended by much 
the largest audience of any and was 
received with enthusiasm by all. T'us 
great Shakespearian tragedy, al- 
though probably the simplest in plot 
of any of his tragedies, is, by its di- 
rectness, intensity and exalted pas- 
sion, held to be one of the greatest 
pieces of tragic literature ever writ- 
ten; and the Coburn Players gave it 
so well that even the critical were 
well pleased. While it does not fit 
outdoor playing so well as Much 
Ado About Nothing, the rendition 
was so good that we easily took the 
brush screens for the castle: and the 
suggestive clash of arms in the dark- 
ness about the stage, coincident with 
the final duel made an impression 
not soon to be forgotten. 

We think nothing more fitting and 
: rofitable could have been made a 
part of our summer school, and we 
already are thinking of what we may 
have next year. Everybody who at- 
tended the plays feel grateful to 
Mr. Payliss for having brought the 
Coburn Players here, and to Miss 
Pavis for her efficient management of 
the same. Mr. Coburn says she is the 
best business manager he has met 
with this season. 

When we walk down through the 
quiet ravine now we are wont to ex- 
claim with Banquo: 
"Were such things here as we 

do speak about, 
Or have we eaten on the insane root?" 

It was conceded that "Patsy" 
played his part to perfection. 

Next year, by swinging the stage 
around to the east, and building an 
amphitheater with really and truly 
comfortable seats, the summer plays 
will be more attractive than ever. 
Plow would Romeo and Juliet, The 
Merchant of Venice, and The Tam- 
ine of the Shrew suit YOU? 

Have you registered for the 
telling match yet? 



The lectures on Scotch literature 
given last week by Dr. Colledge tor 
the summer students of the Normal 
were a source of pleasure and in- 
spiration hardly to be overestimated. 
Their helpfulness was not limited to 
the few hours in which we listened 
to the scholarly criticism, and tie 
clear-cut vigorous English of the 
speaker, but they have suggested ma- 
terial for months of reading. We 
shall be taking down our Burns Iron 
the shelves and enjoying once more 
Tarn O'Shanter and The Cotter's Sat- 
urday Night; we shall perhaps renew 
our acquaintance with Stevenson's 
delightful Travels with a Donkey, his 
Essay on Burns, or Kidnapped, or 
have the pleasure of reading for the 
first time A Window in Thrums, or 
reside the Bonnie Briar Bush. Cer- 
tainly no one could hear these lec- 
tures without wishing to know more 
o' these great writers whom Dr. Col- 
ledge described with all the enthusi- 
asm of a true Scotchman. 

in the opening lecture Dr. Colledge 
sketched briefly in early Scotch liter- 
ature: its rise in the ballad of feud 
and warfare; its real beginning with 
Allen Ramsay in the early eighteenth 
century: the growth of the Jacobite 
poetry inspired by loyalty to "Bonnie 
Prince Charlie;" the musical verse of 
James Hogg, "the Ettrick Shepherd," 
and the culmination of this vernacu- 
lar poetry in the lyrics of Burns. 

In dealing with Burns, the poet of 
Democracy, in the second lecture, Dr. 
Colledge brought out certain points 
whreh have often been neglected 
; n estimates of the plowman poet. He 
contradicted the popular error that 
Burns was an uneducated man, "warb- 
ling his native wood notes wild," and 
.-'lowed how Burns' father carefully 
instructed his son in the literature 
and history at his command, while 
later the poet gained for himself a 
fair knowledge of Latin and French 
and a wide and thorough acquain- 
tance with English literature. That 

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Emersonian Warner Watson 

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Wallace Shanks 

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The Needs of the School. 

We need a greenhouse, to be even 
with the other schools. That, how- 
ever, we can provide for ourselves, 
If necessary. 

We need a men's gymnasium. The 
present gymnasium is becoming in- 
adequate for the needs of both boys 
and girls. Much of the use of the 
gymnasium has to be after school 
hours, and it is not always easy to 
arrange the time so that each can 
have an appropriate share. 

We need modern apparatus on our 
outdoor play ground for the young 
children. This need can largely be 
supplied by ourselves from the Man- 
ueal Training department. 

We need, and expect to have, be- 
fore the opening of school, a store- 
house for the products of the experi- 
ment field. That is already provid- 
ed for. 

We need, very much, an affiliated 
country school. Authority was giv- 
en the principal nearly a year ago to 
negotiate with any board of direc- 
tors in charge of a country district 
near enough to us so that we could 
be mutually helpful, looking toward 
an affiliated relation. As yet, noth- 
ing has been done. What country 
district able to give reasonable as- 
surance that it will have enough 
children for the coming three or four 
to make a school is willing to 
fit up Its building so that it will be 
accepted as a standard school build- 
ing by the Superintendent of Pub- 

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lie Instruction, and accept th<- ser- 
vices of a member of the Normal 
Training faculty, at a nominal price? 
We need, and are gradually ac- 
quiring, a certain increase of school 
spirit. A few years ago, a boy in 
the Training School offered to do 
his work in the school garden if he 
could have all the profits from the 
sale of his products. Now, seventh 
and eighth grade boys work out of 
school hours and on Saturdays in 
their gardens, and are willing to ac- 
cept a fair commission on their 
sales, and allow the proceeds to go 
into the common purse for the pur- 
pose of procuring working material 
or some good thing for the benefit 
of the whole school. What we want 
Is an increase of this spirit, and also 
an increase of pride and interest in 
the school as a society. It is coming. 


When will the citizens and "kids" of 
this glorious United States quit burning 
powder on the Nation's Birthday? This 
is a question that serious minded and 
influential citizens may well think on. 
It would be safe to say that not one in 
one hundred of the ardent dispensers 
of noise thinks of the significance of 
the day. 

If this is true, then, the Celebration 
of the Nation's birth has degenerated 
into a mere formality. The first cel- 
ebrations were natural outbursts cf 
National pride and patriotism. Men 
held the occasion in deep reverence. 
Now like Hallowe'en, the fourth of 
July has grown to be a day when all 
sorts of rackets and peace disturbances 
are legally licensed. 

Young Americans feel no more 
patriotism when firing a cracker than 
an ape does when wrapped in the"Star 
Spangled Banner". If the practise were 
harmless, it could beendured. It is not 
so. H is not only dangerous in a 
physical measure but a slur on the 
sacredness of National pride. 

The work of the Courier 
press and pressman received a 
very nice compliment from the 
Coburn Players who said the 
Post Card printed to advertise 
the plays was the neatest one 
that had been made; for them. 


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The country fresh and free. 
Now calls and beckons thee 

To pastures fair, 
Where blows the gentle breeze. 
O'er woods and grassy leas, 
While through the rustling trees. 

Echoes the prayer 

Our manhood fair and strong, 
Our maidens' simple song, 

Now calleth thee. 
There's work for us to do, 
For earnest men and true, 
The country calls to you, 

List to its plea. 

Go thou unto thy task, 

For strength and patience ask 

From God above. 
Thou shalt contented be, 
And man shall honor thee. 
Thine opened eye shall see 

A richer love. 

The Board of Trustees and the 
Principal are on a trip which will take 
them to Decatur, Charleston, and 
Champaign to inspect the Women's 
buildings of Miliiken Univesity, the 
Eastern 111. State Normal School, and 
The University of Illinois. It is possi- 
ble that they may also extend the trip 
to Evanston to see Chapin Hall, the 
new Woman's building of Northwest- 
ern University, and to see the fine 
dormitory of Rockford Woman's 

Secretary Lavinia Stinson. 
'09, wishes the address of ev- 
ery graduate of the school. 
Each graduate who reads 
this item should report to her 
at once, if it has not already 
been done. 

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Burns was essentially the poet of the 
heart, the song writer who expressed 
most sympathetically the life and 
feelings of the common people, Dr. 
C'olledge gave as the main reason 
why Burns is so dear not only to 
every Scotchman, but to English 
renders everywhere. Burns' humor, 
his keen satire of cant and hypocrisy, 
his love for animals, his appreciation 
of nature, his tender love songs, and 
his beautiful pictures of home life, 
wore emphasized as some of the prin- 
cipal characteristics of his works. 
One of the most enjoyable parts of 
this lecture was Dr. Colledge's read- 
ing of such poems as Highland Mary, 
A Man's a Man for a'That, and parts 
of Tarn o' Shanter and the Cotter's 
Saturday Xight. 

In Stevenson the lecturer had per- 
haps a less familiar subject, but one 
which he treated in a most scholarly 
and comprehensive manner, showing 
keen insight into the man and his 
works. Dr. Colledge analyzed some 
of the most striking characterisiics 
of Stevenson, his courage, his fine 
sense of humor which so often con- 
cealed the tendency toward pessim- 
ism naturally caused by continual i'l- 
health, his keen satire, and his com- 
mand of striking and varied plots. 
That Stevenson was sometimes arti- 
fiicial and often insincere, Dr. Col- 
ledge thought was due to his admira- 
tion for form and ariistic expression, 
partly due to the strong French influ- 
ence of his earlier years. As a w r riter 
of travels, the speaker considered 
Stevenson's Travels With a Donkey 
and an Inland Voyage unsurpassed En 
their realistic pictures of different 
countries and in the beauty and grace 
of their style. He also praised most 
highly the essays, and commended 
particularly the essay on Burns as 
one of the best critical judgments of 
this much abused poet. In fiction, al- 
though Stevenson's characters are 
sometimes unreal, yet his command 
of varied incident and of plots full of 
romance and adventure give a last- 
ing interest to such works as Kid- 
napped and Treasure Island. 

On Thursday morning Dr. Colledge 
concluded the series by combining 
the two lectures on Barrie and Dr. 
Watson (Ian Maclaren). He describ- 
ed in a most interesting manner Ba r - 
rie's early struggles to obtain a foot- 
ing in journalism, and his final dis- 
covery that his vein lay in sketches 
of the quaint Scotch characters of his 
boyhood days, which he immortalbed 
in A Window in Thrums and Senti- 
mental Tommy. After discussing 

1 Wat! in s like subjecls but 
differ^m method of treatment in such 
books as The Bonnie Briar Bush and 
Auld Lang Syne, Dr. Colledge gave a 
most delightful reading of Through 
the Flood, the story of Dr. Maclure's 
brave ride to save the life of one of 
his patients. 

One of the most popular of Dr. 
Colledge's series was the extra lec- 
ture, "Second Fiddles," given Tues- 
day evening. As his central thought, 
the speaker brought out the idea 
that energy and perseveance rightly 
applied would accomplish almost any 
worthy end, and that few who had 
pluck and determination and availed 
themeslves of the opportunities of- 
fered need to play "second fiddle. 
This lecture v/as Illustrated with ar 
abundance of apt and amusing stories 
which added greatly to its interest. 
Dr. Colledge's fund of good stories 
certainly proves his point that 
the Scotchman has a keen sense of 

At the close of the Thursday lec- 
ture, the audience expressed its ap- 
preciation of the series by a rising 
vote of thanks; and on every hand 
this week have been heard the com- 
ments of the students on the help- 
fulness and interest of these talks. 
Their influence ought to be far- 
reaching, both in the Normal and in 
the schools of the state, and we pre- 
dict as the first result that the re- 
serve shelf of Scotch literature, 
which has been so well arranged in 
the library, will be a most popular 
place during the remainder of thi 

"The Little Minister" and "The 
Bonnie Briar Bush" are very popu- 
lar books all at once. So are some 
ot Stevenson's. Last week was a 
great week, sure enough. Colledge 
and the Coburn Players together 
make a rare combination. 

Have you looked over the Coun- 
try School exhibit? 

Don't fail to hear Superintendent 
Hoffman this afternoon, whether 
you are a country school teacher or 

The O, C. Club. 

The impromptu program of the 
Open Country Club, last Thursday 
evening, called out about seventy- 
five people. The chairman, Dean 
Grote, drafted McGilvrey, Ginnings, 
Dickerson, and Bayliss as speakers. 
Of the four, Mr. Dickerson succeed- 
ed in making the best point. His 

sioiy was of the old country school 

' ii i'^ attended tor seveial years, 

which, in those days, used to have 
thirty-five or forty pupils, and teach 
algebra, geometry, and some of the 
"ologies" and "osophiestV The 
teachers were stirring young men 
who were there for the money to 
help them in their pursuit of medi- 
cal and legal diplomas. They were 
good fellows, but not teachers. The 
result of their work Mr. Dickerson 
has discovered to be to turn every- 
one of the older scholars of his kind 
into other vocations. While a few 
of them are teachers — in colleges 
and Normal schools — most of them 
are lawyers, doctors, or in other 
professions. One or two only remain 
on the farm. Mr. Dickerson's 
point is that what the country 
schools need is a class of teachers 
j'ist as efficient 'and just as compe- 
tent as those in any school, who 
will teach in such a way that the 
young people of today will see the 
meaning and possibilities of agri- 
culture, and stay on the land, build- 
ing up the old time country commu- 
nities. As quite frequently hap- 
pens, Mr. Dickerson is from three- 
fourths to four-fifths right. 

Miss Hamilton also told an inimi- 
table little story. The reporter for- 
gets the name of the girl it was 
about, but it was a good story be- 
cause Miss Hamilton told it. 

Readers of the COURIER will be 
interested to know that next week we 
shall publish a letter from Jose Teo- 
dora. Class of 1908. Last Saturday, 
Mr.Teodora began the study of law in 
the University of the Philippines. Now 
gentle reader, pause and think. Class- 
es begin in this University at 5:30 or 
6:30 in the evening, so that Mr. Teo- 
dora continues his regular work in the 
Bureau of Education. 

Elza Moore who graduated 
from here several years ago, 
and from the University of 
Illinois, has been teaching in 
the high school at Tucson, 
Arizona, during the last year. 
He was visiting friends at the 
school last week. The Cour- 
ier also learns he will need on- 
ly six months work to obtain 
a masters degree. 
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Owing to the abundance of 
good things last week and the 
interruption caused by the 
national holiday, the spelling 
match is postponed one week. 
The Courier hears that the 
prizes for the spelling match 
will be worth taking. The 
Match was to have been this 
evening, but the postpone- 
ment will doubtless make the 
contest the keener. 

The Sorority girls took advantage of 
the gala days last week and had a 
general reunion. Saturday morning 
was spent breakfasting in the ravine 
and from the sounds of merri- 
ment that proceeded from the old 
camping place one would judge the 
reunion was a happy one. 

Quite a number of "Elev- 
ens" were at chapel last Fri- 

If you like the Western Nor- 
mal school, tell your friends 
about it. 

Roy Sallee will teach at 
Reynolds, 111. next year. His 
work will be with the seventh 
and eighth grades and the two 
years of the high school. 

.Miss Edith Moody, 'u, has 
secured a good position as 
teacher in the Moline Public 

George Mapes '11, Academy, 
makes as good a hand at staging and 
seating as any man of his inches and 
twice his avoirdupois. 

Beware of Debt 

Don't mortgage your next year's 


Before Taking. 
3 P.M. June 30: The Cour- 
ier speculates whether The 
Coburn Players will "come 
back" next year. 

After Takinc. 
Monday, July 3- A.M. The 
Courier is reliably informed 
that they will. 

Miss Bessie Cooper, training teach- 
er elect for second and third grades, 
was here for a day or two last week, 
making preparations for the work be- 
ginning Sept. 18. 

The swinging bulletin board 
is now fully mounted with the 
plates of the "Elgin Marbles". 

The Courier is the first to announce 
the program for next Celebration Day, 
July 4th, 19 12. A good speaker, the best 
that can be obtained will deliver an 
address sometime during the da/ and 
the best display of fireworks that this 
county has ever seen will be given in 
the evening. This is done to afford 
amusement for the students who can't 
live without it on a National Holiday. 

Mr. Carroll Cooper, who was a stu- 
dent here several years ago visited 
Macomb friends the past few days. 
He is now employed by an Electric 
Co. in St. Louis but will soon take up 
work on the Keokuk dam, 

Mr, Johnson secured four very good 
photographs of the stage and audience 
of the Matinee "Much Ado About 
Nothing". They can be ordered at the 
Biological Laboratory. 

Lester Smith was not satis- 
fied with making one fine oak 
Morris so he now has another 
one well under way. 

Edythe Motter.'i i.will teach 
the sixth grade at Tuscoia 
next year at the rate of $60 
per month. 

Among the stalwart yeomen who 
helped plant the temporary forest for 
the Coburns was Principal Ben Run- 
kle of Kewanee. He says he learn- 
ed to dig temporary post holes from 
former Coach Barnett, down in Arkan- 

MissChloe Danner, who was 
a student here a few yeara ago 
was visiting the old land marks 
around the building last week. 
She has been teaching in 
Texas the last two years and 
reports her work very agree- 
able there. 

The drinking fountains and 
ice water are just about the 
best yet. 

Sup't C. E. Joiner of Mon- 
mouth was a visitor last Fri- 

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Considerable interest has been 
manifested this summer in Country 
School Work. This interest has 
brought out from seventy-five to 
one hundred young people to 
an Open Country Club Meeting 
every Thursday evening of the sum- 
mer term. 

An Open Country Cub Confer- 
ence was held here last Friday and 
Saturday, July 7-8, which was at- 
tended by large numbers of the 
summer students and by County 
Superintendents C. W. Selrars of 
Brown county, W. F. Boyes of Knox, 
M. M. Cook of Fulton, B. T. Deck- 
er, McDonough, Geo. R. Hermetet of 
Schuyler, and Assistant State Super- 
intendent of Public Instruction U. 
J. Hoffman. 

Friday morning visitors were giv- 
en an opportunity to inspect the 
summer school and to look over the 
Country School 'and Art Exhibits in 
the Emersonian hall. 

Friday afternoon addresses were 
made by Mr. Hoffman and Miss 
Mabel Carney. Mr. Hoffman spoke 
on the Standardization of Country 
Schools. He made clear the meaning 
of the term, showed the advantages 
to the children, and suggested what 
teachers could do to bring about 
standardization. Miss Carney is 
secretary of the Illinois Federation 
for Country Life Progress and spoke 
on the Country Life Movement. Her 
address was well received. She felt 
that the Open Country Club of the 
Military Tract could co-operate with 
the Federation thru the movement 
to improve country school condi- 

Saturday morning the subject un- 
der consideration was Ways and 
Means of Standardizing Schools. 
Talks were made by Miss Grote, tem- 
porary chairman, Miss Mamie 
Thomson. Miss Eula Cordell, Mr. 
Lester C. Smith, and Mr. Glenn 
Head. A short recess was taken to 
inspect the exhibits and then the 
matter of permanent organization 
was considered. It was decided to 
organize 'and the following officers 
were elected: 

President — Miss Caroline Grote, 

Secretary — Miss Mamie E. Thom- 
son, Biggsville. 

Treasurer — Lester C. Smith, Ma- 

Chorister — Glenn Head, Macomb. 

Executive Committee — Miss Grote, 
Miss Thomson, 'and Miss Eula Cor- 
dell of Macomb. 

Committee to draft a Constitution 
— Prin. Alfred Bayliss, Miss Ruth 
Kennedy, and Miss Lenore Phillips. 

This committee is to report at the 
regular meeting tonight. 

Miss Mamie Thomson was appoint- 
ed to represent this Open Country 
Club at the Illinois Federation for 
Country Life Progress, which is to 
meet at Bloomington this week and 
she was authorized to enroll the 
club for membership in the Federa- 

A committee on resolutions was 
appointed Friday. This committee 
reported Saturday and the follow- 
ing resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, That we will use the 
pledge and method suggested by 
our chairman on the encouragement 
of school visitation to the best of 
our ability, and report our success 
at our next annual meeting. 

Pesolved, That we, representa- 
tives and members of the Open 
Countrv Club of the Military Tract, 
agree th'at for a year we will con- 
centrate onr efforts toward the stan- 
dardization of the country schools, 
doing all we reasonably can, with- 
out neglecting other duties, to co- 
operate with our county superinten- 
dents in their efforts to this end, 
and th'at when conditions are such 
that we can not complete the work 
in one year, we will leave our field 
in as good condition as possible for 
our successors to take it up. 

Resolved, That every Open Coun- 
try Club in the Military Tract should 
affiliate with, and whenever possible, 
be represented at the meetings of the 
Illinois Federation for Country Life 

The subject of standardizing coun- 
try schools was one of the princi- 
pal subjects discussed at this meet- 
ing. Ways and means of doing so 
were discussed by Miss Mamie 
Thomson, Miss Eula Cordell, Mr. 
Lester C. Smith, and Mr. Glenn 
Head. Miss Grote was chairman of 
the meeting and suggested a plan 
for securing school visitation. 

The Country J-'ciiool Exhibit was 
inspected and prizes were 'awarded 
District No. 52, Henderson county, 
Miss .Mamie Thomson, teacher, and 
District No. 53, McDonough county, 
Miss Chloe Wilson, teacher, for best 

The next annual meeting will be 
held in Macomb some time during 
the summer school next summer. 

Proposed Constitution of the Wes- 
tern Illinois Open Country 
(Tub, No. 1. 

The development of a Democracy 
is dependent upon education. As 
established agencies of education, 
schools are. therefore, of fundament- 
al importance. It is the aim and 
purpose of the Open Country Clubs 
of Western Illinois to increase the 
efficiency of country and village 
schools in as many ways as possible, 
in harmony with the seventh plank 
l.i the platform of the Illinois Feder- 
ation tor Country Life Progress. To 
tins end its membership is pledged, 
individually and collectively, to 

1. Co-op ?rate with county sup- 
erintendents of schools in all their 
plans for the betterment of the 
teaching; in their efforts to hold the 
lrrgest possible number of pupils to 
the completion of the eighth grade; 
;n the work of the County Teachers' 
Institutes and Associations; in their 
efforts to stimulate and maintain a 
healthful public interest in the work- 
of the schools; in their attempts to 
stEndardize the physical equipments 
of the schools: and, under their 
leadership and advice, to do as much 
.-? they are able to do to make the 
public schools increasingly useful to 

2. To co-operate with one anoth- 
er in the formation of Open Coun- 
try Clubs until there shall be ah or- 
ganization working auxiliary to the 
public school in every district in 
Western Illinois. 

.1. To co-operate and affiliate with 
the Illinois Federation for Country 
Lie Progress; 'and 

1. To be governed by the follow- 
ing general constitution: — 
Article I. 

The name of this club shall be 
The Western Illinois Open Country 

(Continued on page 23) 


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Hoard of Managers. 

Senior Louise Hainline 

Junior George Salisbury 

Academy George Mapes 

Tenth Grade Jennie Walker 

Ninth Grade Lena Culp 

Traiaing School ..Myrrhene Newsome 

Platonian W. O. Pendarvis 

Emersonian Warner Watson 

Country School Class 

Wallace Shanks 

Kappa Phi Gamma. . Martha McLean 
Faculty. .Mr. White, Mr. Hursh, 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Officio Mr. Bayliss 



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The Courier would blush to 
claim for itself all the rights, 
privileges, and favors given to 
city newspapers. It would not 
for a moment compare itself 
with the large papers as an 
advertizing medium, neither 
would it consider itself in their 
class as a news dispenser. 
Nevertheless it does believe it 
reaches and entertains a cer- 
tain group of people who pat- 
ronize "home industries", that 
is "Normal evenrs" about as 
much as any journal of its 
size in the Military Tract. 
The Courier would feel bribed 
to take free admittance to any 
ot the above events but, of 
course, being human it would 
appreciate the material thanks 
of those whose enterprises are 
materially assisted thru its 
free advertizing. 

When Mr.Bayliss held a pict- 
ure of a great man up before 
the students, not one knew the 
face of William Gladstone. 

"See the game through." 

Tut. VV'bb'rtKiv C< 

Assistant Superintendent of Public 
Instruction Mr. U. G. Hoffman while 
present last Friday at the Open Coun- 
try Club meeting was called on for a 
Chapel talk. His theme clustered on 
the following words: 

What you will be, depends on the 
company you have kept and will keep 
from now on." 

He also spoke of the duty of his of- 
ice which is to visit different schools 
over the state in an attempt to per- 
suade the citizens of their respective 
districts to furnish their schoolhouses 
with an equipment that will be sanitary 
and profitable for the children who are 
forced to attend school a certain num- 
ber of months per year. 

To an idealist, it seems absurd that 
it should be necessary for a man to 
appeal to citizens to do the very 
things which are obviously for their 
own benefit. However such is the case 
and will be until doomsday is very 
close at hand. 

Miss Shamel sang two very delight- 
ful songs in Chapel Friday, one from 
ShakespeareV'Tempest" and another 
from "As You Like It". 

Several students attended the fun- 
eral of Mr. David Jeffries near New 
Philadelphia last Monday, that gentle- 
man being the father of Will Jeffries, a 
member of the ' 1 I Academic graduat- 
ing class. 

The prize which Mr. Bayliss has 
offered to the best individual speller in 
the Match tomorrcw evening is a Sci- 
ence History of the Universe in ten 
volumes. The volumes deal with An- 
thropology, Art and Letters, Astrono- 
ny, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Math- 
ematics, Philosophy, Physics, Zoology. 
This is indeed a prize worth the effort. 

Mr. Glenn Head and Mr. W.H.Fritz 
are captains of the two opposing spell 
ing teams. All students whether good 
or poor spellers should enlist with one 
or the other companies for two reasons, 
viz: The Match will be of value to poor 
and good spellers alike; It will be amus- 
ing and entertaining. 

Mr. C. E. Lawyer, at one t:' 
pal of the Macomb High School, later 
principal of tne Canton High School, 
ana now principal of the Danville high 
school war; in the city on bu 
Monday and visited the Normal for a 
few minutes talk with old friends. 

Monday. July 10. Street Carnival 
opens. Faculty attend. Curly be 
a fan to fan Currie. 

Mr. Raymond D. Tabor, Northern 
agent of the Tuskegee Normal and 
industrial Institute gave a very Inl 
ing talk in chapel last Thursday about 
the work ot that great and unique in- 
stitution. Tuskegee is net only a 
great school for the colored race, but 
it has been an example of the practic- 
al in education for all schools without 
reference to the special people for 
whom it is designed. 

Mr. Hayes Fuhr writes from Culver. 
Indiana: "The school is a very super- 
ior one, and quite up to my expecta- 
tions. I shall be pretty busy but the 
work will be pleasant." Mr. Fuhr is 
doing the work in music for the Sum 
mer at Culver. 

Mr. Oswell Treadway, '10. has 
been employed as high school princi- 
pal in the city of Richmond. III. which 
is located very near the north line of 
the state in a very beautiful county. 

The high schocl building has ju.vt 
been completed at a cost of $25,000 
and is modern in every way. Mr. 
Treadway will have supervision over 
five teachers and receives a yearly 
wage of $900. 

The Emersonian Hall has been the 
scene of a very interesting exhibit of 
work done by country school pupils. 
Some excellent articles in construe 
tion are on exibition there besides sev- 
eral samples of composition and other 
school work. The exhibition is in 
charge of Miss Mamie Thompson and 
is worth a visit to the west end of the 
building to see. 

Hot! Hotter!! Hottest!!! 

TllJi WL&TliKiS CuUKiLK 

(Continued from page 21) 

Club, Xo. , of District No. , 

County of . 

Article II. 

Upon the formation of an Open 
Country Club of not fewer than five 
members, the president or secretary 
thereof may apply to the secretary 
of Club Xo. 1, for a number, and 
the said secretary shall thereupon 
assign the next numbers in sequence; 
its number may be assigned to a 
newly organized club. 

Article II. 

Any teacher may become a mem- 
ber of Club Xo. 1 by paying to the 
treasurer the sum of twenty-five 
rents and signing this constitution. 
A.ny member of this club may org-an- 
i-e another Open Country Club, and 
rll subsequently organized clubs may 
determine their own qualifications 
for membership, but it is deemed es- 
pecially desirable that school officers 
and parents be included in the mem- 
bership whenever possible. 
Article IV. 

Each club will adopt such by- 
laws, rules of order and member- 
ship fees, etc., as its members con- 
sider desirable. 

Article V. 

Whenever the number of Open 
Country Clubs shall become 100, it 
shall be the duty of the Club Xo. 1 
to call a meeting of delegates from 
the several clubs to piovide for or- 
ganizations in accordance with Ar- 
ticle III, Section 2, of the constitu- 
tion of the Illinois Federation for 
Country Life Progress. 

Marguerite Hunter, of Table Grove, a 
Junior last year, visited friends around 
the school this week. She says she will 
probably be back for the Senior work 
next year. 

The address at the Ninth 
Graduation Thursday morning 
July 20, will be given by Mr. R. 
E.Hieronymus, formerly Pres- 
ident of Eureka College and 
now Secretary of the Educa- 
tional Commission. His topic 
will be "The Work of the 
Educational Commission of 
Illinois". It will be of interest 
both to teachers and the 

One more week. And then-? 


Bay, Laguma, P. I., .May 24, 1011. 
Mr. Alfred Bayliss, 

Macomb, Illinois, U. S. A. 
Dear Mr. Bayliss: 

Through the kindness of the Dii 
ector of Education I obtained a 
transfer from Xagcarlan to the City 
Schools of Manila. This change was 
effected sooner that what was look- 
! for, and so it came to me as a 

Perhaps it will interest you to 
know that during a year and four 
months of active work in the dis- 
trict of Xagcarlan a few changes had 
been noticeable. The attendance of 
three hundred thirty-two pupils in 
August, 1909, reached the thousand 
mark in Xovember, 1910; the five 
schools in August, 1909, numbered 
seven by Xovember, 1910, two of 
which had been organized and built 
by the barris people without a cent 
expended from the government funds. 
! am glad to say that the people in 
Xagcarlan are now beginning to see 
the importance of education for the 
mass, and they are responding to the 
need with the spirit of "push" which 
so characterized the American peo- 
ple. If there was anything of im- 
prrtance which I tried to accomplish 
daring my stay at Xagcarlan, it was 
to make the people feel the problem 
of education and to make them real- 
ize their solemn obligation toward 
it. How far I succeeded in doing so 
I am not able to state; their future 
attitude toward education is the on- 
ly standard of measure. 

My transfer to Manila is my per- 
sonal advantage. Being in the cen- 
ter of commerce, industries, and of 
the highest or advanced education 
in the islands, there are vast oppor- 
tunities for an ambitious, wideawake 
person. I have an opportunity for 
self-improvement here — a chance I 
do not desire to let pass unnoticed. 

Beginning, July, 1911, I shall be- 
gin the study of law in the Univer- 
sity of the Phillipines. The class 
begins at either five-thirty or six- 
thirty in the evening, so it will not 
interfere with my regular work in 
the Bureau of Education. I met 
the secretary of the college some- 
time ago, who stated that there is 
no question as to my admission in- 
to the university; but he desires to 
have, for the sake of record, a cer- 
tificate of recommendation from my 
principal. So, if you would furnish 
me 'a certificate, recommending en- 
trance into the university tosether 
with my conduct, scholarship, hab- 

its, etc., I would not only be glad 
but also grateful for the favor. 

With kindest regards to Mrs. Bay- 
liss and yourself, I am, 

Yours sincerely, 


like County Picnic. 

Pike county students enjoyed a 
very pleasant picnic in the ravine 
last Wednesday evening. This was 
?iven by Charles and Sarah Riley, 
siudents from that county, and Miss 
Atkinson and Miss Grote. A good 
picnic supper, including ice cream, 
was served; stories were told; and 
a general good time was enjoyed. 

A iss Grote and Miss Atkinson, 
members of the faculty, were both 
born in Pike county. The former 
s^piit the greater part of her life 
Kpve before coming to Macomb. The 
latter spent enough years there to 
c: 11 herself a Pike countian. 

The students present were the 
Misses Ada Diamond, Mildred Fraz- 
ier, Ethel Higdon, Mary Hoskin, 
Ruth Hendricks, Effie Kendall, Eva 
Mas^n, Mabel Marion, and Sarah 
Riley, Mrs. Florence Harlow, and 
Messrs. Easley, Fenton, Kane, Riley, 
a I'd Waters. Miss Hester Hoskin 
and Mr. Ross Xichol were unable to 
be present. Miss Augusta Grote, not 
a student, but a Pike countian was 
also there. 

The crowd had a good time and 
wpnt home feeling that it was good 
to belong to Pike county. 

The following is quoted from the 
Kirksville Index for the special benefit 
ot those who wish to enter the spelling 

"If an S and an I and an O and a U 

With an X at the end spell Su, 

And an E and a Y and E spell I, 

Pray what is a speller to do? 
Then if also an S and an I and a G 

And an H E D spell side. 
There's nothing much left for a 
speller to do 
But go and commit Sioux eye- 

Howard McMillan and Alice Davis, 
both former students here, were mar- 
ried a short time ago. 

How many good spellers can tell 
how to spell "receive" after thinking 
about ten seconds? 

The Western Courier 

The third floor corridor and 
the Emersonian Mall have 
been the scene of a very in- 
teresting art exhibit during the 
past week. The Illinois Feder- 
ation of Women's Clubs has 
made this possible and by 
this the Federation is materi- 
ally assisting the advance- 
ment of a love for art among 
school children of this state. 
The material on exhibition 
can be divided into four dis- 
tinct groups, namely: Pottery, 
Oil Paintings, Water Color 
Paintings, and a Model Col- 
lection of Masterpieces for a 
Public School. 


The pottery ware was dis- 
played on a table near the 
center of the Emersonian 
Hall and was made up of 
some very superior specimens 
in clay work. Some of the best 
known manufactures in the 
United States had ware on ex- 
hibition there. A few pieces 
were made by the Greuby 
Company of Boston. Several 
articles are of the well known 
Hampshire ware. The Rook- 
wood Company also has sever- 
al specimens and with them a 
handbook describing the ware. 
The Teco Company and the 
Markham Company of Chica- 
go wares are among the col- 
lection the Club Federation 
has selected. Besides these 
beautiful vases and cups, sev- 
eral smaller companies have 
contributed to the store. 
These, indeed, make a very 
interesting and valuable ex- 
hibit for those who are inter- 
ested in moulding and clay 
work in general. 


All of the paintings arc the 
productions of Illinois artists 

many of whom have taught or 
studied at the Art Institute in 
Chicago. Of course they arc- 
not masterpieces as one thinks 
of masterpieces of the artists 
of the Renaissance but are well 
done and are valuable in that 
they are original. 

There are thirty-five oil 
paintings in the collectin 
and they are entirely worth a 
careful study. Among the lead- 
ing workers in oil in this state 
are A. E. Albright, a painter 
of children's pictures; Mrs. 
Pauline Palmer, who is at 
her best with juvenile poses, 
and Mrs. Anna L.Stacey, whose 
best work in the collection is 
the "Starfish". W. H. Bar- 
nitz seems to be a very capa- 
ble portrait painter but there 
are several others of equal 


The Water Color pieces 
number seventy-five in all and 
are superior works in many 
ways. The leading artists in 
this line are: William Chees- 
mann, D. C. Watson, and M. 
E. Myrick. Among the finest 
in this line is a pot of roses 
painted by Gertrude Esta- 
brooke. Interest is added to 
this lady when it is known 
that Miss Buckner has paint- 
ed with her. 

Some of the Water Color 
works are remarkably clear 
yet harmonious. From some 
of the scenes, one would judge 
they were painted from land- 
scapes of our own state. 


The Federation of Wom- 
en's Clubs is sending a Model 
Collecticn of paintings for the 
Public School over the state 
with the hope of eventually 
bringing about a condition 
where every school building 

will be suppied with the* 
works fcr the constant study 
and enjoyment of the school 
children. The collection com- 
prises in all twenty-nine pict- 
ures selected with consider- 
able care from the Old World. 

Mrs. Sarah Frost of New York City 
will give an illustrated lecture next 
Wednesday evemr.g in the Auditori- 
um on the City of London. This will 
be interesting and instructive and is 
free to all. 

The janitors have been furnished 
with a new vacuum cleaner which is 
very serviceable in cleaning rugs. It is 
propelled by electricity but is very little 
larger than an ordinary carpet sweeper. 
However, Mr. Fetters informs the 
Courier that the machine dees the 

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Processional "The Purple and Gold" 

Invocation Rev. J. F. Rogers 

Piano Solo, "Hark! Hark! the Lark!" (Liszt- 
Schubert) Miss Dunsworth 

Address, "The AVork of the Illinois Education- 
al Commission," R. E3. Hieronymus, Sec- 
retary of the Commission. 

Music. "An Old Song" Nevin 

First Violin Miss Helen D-allam 

Second Violin Miss Dorothy Stinson 

Cello Miss S. B. Davis 

Piano Miss Maud Shamel 

Presentation of Academic Diplomas, by Mr. S. B. 
Hursh, Vice Principal. 

Charles Burgoyne Andalusia 

Roy M. Sallee Gerlaw 

Simon Simonson 1 uSmithshire 

Earl Wilson Colchester 

Presentation of Normal Diplomas by Hon. John M. 
Keefer, of the Board of Trustees. 

Birdie Brown Macomb 

Anna L. Culver Canton 

Anne Durr Evanston 

Caroline Grote Pittsfield 

Cora M. Hamilton Pontiac 

Roy M. Sallee Gerlaw 

Fannie L. Stevens Macomb 

Justin A. Stewart Carthage 

Post Graduate Diploma in Domestic Science, 

Lauretta E. Finlay, Burlington, Iowa 

Presentation of Post Graduate Certificates by the 

Hazel C. Butterfield, 190S Macomb 

Mary Kirk, 1909 Macomb 

Sadie McMillen, 1908 Champaign 

Jan a Morey, 1907 Macomb 

Henrietta E. Nolkemper, 1908 Quincy 

Music, Double Trio — 

"Winds in the Trees" Thomas-Synes 

"How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps Upon the 

Bank" Callcott 

Misses Kennedy, Wyne, McGillivray, Has- 
selb-acher, Dark, and Cordell. 
"God he With You Till We Meet Again." 

CLASS OF 1911. 

Where Some of Them Will Teach 
Next Year. 

Garnet Payne, Township High 
School, Marissa. 

Loretta Braun, Bushnell. 

Louise Hainline, Primary Super- 
visor, Kewanee. 

Maude Van Antwerp, Principal, 

Gladys Vawter, Macomb. 

Clara Upham, Macomb. 

Edith Moody, Moline. 
Roy Sallee, Principal, Reynolds. 
Agnes Crawford, Salt Lake City, 

Ruth Swartz, Atkinson. 
Harriet Mcllhenny, Keithsburg. 
Inez Avery, near Moline. 
Eva McMillan, Perry. 
Edith Motter, Tuscola. 
Fanny Stevens, Rushville. 
Lola Foster, Monmouth. 
Alice Morris will study at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois. 


The annual Spelling Match, which 
was held in the gymnasium last Fri- 
day night, was well attended, and 
proved to be both interesting and 
Instructive. The entire charge of 
the match was given over to Mr. 
Dickerson, who conducted it in a 
manner new to most of the students, 
but very satisfactory to all. 

Mr. Glenn Head with the purple 
and Mr. W. H. Fritz with the gold 
were captains of the two opposing 
teams. The teams were not equally 
divided in numbers but were some- 
what equal in ability. The spellers 
were seated in six semi-circular sec- 
tions around the gymnasium, the 
sections alternating with the purple 
and gold spellers. 

The entire faculty body were pro- 
nouncers, each member having se- 
lected words from his special line of 
work. By beginning at different 
points and passing quickly alng the 
line, each person was spelling prac- 
tically the whole time. After about 
an hour of -spelling after this fashion, 
the score was counted, which cred- 
ited the purple team with fifty-three 
scores agains the gold team's twenty- 
two; a score being given as any per- 
son passed from one section into his 
opponent's section upon spelling ;v 
word correctly after it had been 
missed by one or more in the section 
into which he passed. 

Those who wished were allowed to 
"stand up and spell down" in the 
old-fashioned manner. This group 
soon became well sorted, leaving 
only the very best spellers until the 
last. Finally the first and second 
prize rested between Miss Daisy 
Pierce and Miss Dorris Fischer. The 
latter mispelled phosphorescence, 
which g?ve Miss Pierce the ten vol- 
ume "Science of the Universe" of- 
fered by Mr. Bayliss, and Miss 
Fischer received the four neatly 
hound volumes on "Public School 

Some time previous Mr. Bayliss 
had offer to each of the ten who were 
the last to be seated a rather fine 
print of the Normal building. Those 
who received these were Herman 
McCoy, Augusta Greuel, Leona Dra- 

(Continued on page 27) 


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The Western Courier. 

Board of Managers. 

Senior Louise Hainline 

Junior George Salisbury 

Academy George Mapes 

Tenth Grade Jennie Walker 

Ninth Grade Lena Culp 

Training School.. Myrrhene Newsome 

Platonian W. O. Pendarvis 

Emersonian Warner Watson 

Country School Class 

Wallace Shanks 

Kappa Phi Gamma. .Martha McLean 
Faculty. .Mr. White, Mr. Hursh, 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Officio Mr. Bayliss 





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Only one more day and you 
will be free to spend your time 
for a few weeks very much as 
you desire. Some may desire 
to fish and if fishing- is the 
thing, then fish and read fish 
stories. If you do not fish then 
reading is the best thing. The 
eight weeks now open can be 
made very valuable by read- 
ing. The fact as to the par- 
ticular kind of reading one 
should do is the all important 
one. There is much in the fieid 
of Fiction and also a great 
quantity in the fields of Sci- 
ence and History. There is 
yet another type that em- 
braces all phases of reading 
matter. The popular Maga- 
zines are invaluable to both 
teacher and student. There 
are magazines of fiction, mag- 
azines of science, magazines 
of literature and current hap- 
penings, in short magazines 
found on the newsdealers' 
stands are worth your reading 
and to miss them is to miss 

something all teachers should 

Speaking of vacations, the 
Courier is informed that Mr. 
White and Mr. Felters will 
take a vacation tour in 
Chicago during the aviation 
meet. While both gentlemen 
claim pleasure and recreation 
is the main object in view, 
there are some who believe 
that a lucrative position 
awaits them there. It is 
thought that one of the com- 
panies manufacturing an 
anti-fat remedy has engaged 
them to demonstrate the 
merits of their medicine. Mr. 
White will represent the con- 
dition "before taking" and 
Mr. Felters "after taking". 
Altho this conjecture may not 
be true, the Chicagoans will 
have an opportunity to see 
two loyal Normalites even if 
they are not congruent. 

Can you name the mixture? 
Martha McLean offers Mr. 
White a recipe made up of 
one pound butter, one pound j 
cheese, one pint milk, and a 
dozen eggs. 

Resolved: — 

That at the next 
Spelling Match the pronoun- 
cers pronounce only words 
that may be used at least once 
during a life-time, and that 
proper names taken from 
prehistoric records be ex- 

A. D. P. Speller. 

.Miss Grote is working out a plan 
by which slate course of study wo-k 
in Summer School may count toward 
the Normal School Country School 
Training Course work. The Courier 

An interesting feature of our sum- 
mer course of entertainment*. - i 
Miss Frost's stereoptican lect •- 
London, given in the auditorium 
nesday evening. Miss Frost has spent 
much time in Europe, particularly in 
London, and her interesting description 
of the places and people in the great 
metropolis is due largely to her famil- 
iarity with the subject. Miss Frost 
showed about seventy-five slides, many 
of them colored, and the views of the 
Poet's Comer, of the great Coronation 
Chair, of St. Paul's Cathedral, and 
many other famous buildings, gave us 
a glimpse of some great historic 
places of London The lecture 
seemed to be thoroly enjoyed by the 

Harold Gumbart, a graduate of our 
Academy, has passed the examination 
required for entrance to the Carnegie 
Technical School at Pittsburg, Penn. 
This school does not admit students 
to its course on the merits of a high 
school diploma but requires an exam- 
ination. The fact that Mr. Gumbart 
has passed this test speaks well for his 
ability as a scholar and no doubt h* 
will make a success in Electrical 
Engineering, the course he proposes 
to take. 

The four new paintings on thp 
walls of the auditorium certainly are 
easy to look at, but just listen (with 
your mind's ear) to the strains of 
the new pipe organ — to come some 
day, some time. 

The forty -seventh Gencial Assem- 
i bly deserves a credit mark as long as 
from Cairo to Galena for the addi- 
tional help it has given the educa 
tional office. 

Mr. J. E. McGilvrey, head of 
the department of education, re- 
ceived a telegram Tuesday announcing 
his election to the presidency of the 
Northeastern Ohio State Normal 
School, which is to be located at 
Kent. The building has not yet been 
planned, so Mr. McGilvrey will work 
in conjunction with the state architect. 
His many friends will regret very much 
to see him leave but will wish him the 
best of success in rns new undertaking. 

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(Continued from page 25) 
heim, Daisy Bos well, Zula Francis, 
i Jessie Martin, Wilma Childs, Lulu 
-Cain, Ruth Lucas, Lois Cordell. 

Those to receive fourth prize, 
which was a school calendar, were: 
Eda Manuell, Laura Tribbey, Mary 
Owens, Nora O'Leary, Lester Smith, 
Clarence Clute, Anna M. Marple, 
' Flora Lamb, Grant Payne, Elsie 
Goeke, Stella Baker, Clementine 
Stevenson, Glenn Head, Eva Hassel- 
I bacher, Alberta Balmar, Blenda 
r.ergstone, Edna Kien, and Carrie 

After this distribution of the 
prizes, .Mr. Ward 8ayIor challenged 
the winner, through his special rep- 
resentative, Wallace McConnell, Miss 
Pierce accepted, and Mr. Bayliss, act- 
ing; as pronouncer, overwhelmed Mr. 
Taylor on the third word, which Miss 
Pierce spelled correctly. This fatal 
|| word was none other than the sel- 
dom used one, "asafetida." 

In all the Spelling Match was val- 
• uable, in that some people learned to 
spell a few words that have always 
: been difficult, but much more was the 
benefit obvious to those who will 
teach next year where a Spelling 
Match of this nature would be one of 
the few social occasions in the com- 

We are glad to note that the Wil- 
liam and Vashti (Henderson county) 
new college is prospering. The 
friends of the institution are raising 
an endowment of $2,000 to keep it in 
operation. The Courier's notion is a 
standardized school in every district, 
a two-year high school in every town- 
ship, a four-year accredited high 
school in every city of 3,000 and up- 
ward, and in all other cities able to 
afford it, and a college in every coun- 
ty. Usually one college in a county 
will answer every purpose. In addi- 
tion to this, the state should continue 
its liberal treatment of the five nor- 
mal schools already established and 
pay half the expense of a normal 
school in each county. 

Why not "carry" at least one sub- 
ject by correspondence next year? 
This question is as pertinent to Nor- 
mal graduates as to other teacher 

When you come back to the sum- 
mer term of 1913, it is expected that 
the new Woman's Building will be 
completed. Perhaps the summer 
students of 1912 will have the first 
opportunity to occupy it. 

In the original planning of the 
auditorium, four large panels were 
made in the walls, two back of the 
wide aisle and two before it. It has 
been the desire of the trustees and 
faculty for several years to fill the«e 
panels with suitable oil paintings, 
and steps toward that end were be- 
gun four or five years ago. However, 
not until last Saturday was this at- 
tained. Herbert Connor, one of the 
foremost artists in the country, hat 
been engaged for several months in 
painting four canvasses representa- 
tive of early Illinois history. These 
were mounted last week and have 
this week been retouched by the ar- 
tist for the purpose of making them 
better harmonize with their surround- 
ings. At this writing they are com- 
pleted, and it is not too strong a 
statement to say they add treble to 
the former beauty of the room. 

Tn selecting the subjects for the 
four Lintels mentioned above, the 
artist was aided very materially by 
some of the best historians of the 
state, Judge L. Y. Sherman of Spring- 
field being one of the number, ft was 
largely a question of elimination for 
there are so many interesting facts in 
the history of Illinois that would be 
fine subjects for illustration that to 
choose four of them all over the state 
would prove a difficult matter. So it 
was decided to use those scenes that 
related to the Military Tract in which 
the school is located. It was also 
decided to go back to the earliest 
period of the white man's invasion 
and bring up to nearly the present 

The painting on the right side of 
the room and nearest the stage re- 
presents the winter quarters of Mar- 
quette in 1674, which was the fir&t 
house built in Illinois to house a 
white man. Father Marquette had 
been doing missionary work along 
the shores of Lake Michigan in the 
vicinity of Green Bay, when he de- 
cided to visit the Illinois country. 
Traveling down the lake to the mouth 
of the Chicago river, he entered this 
waterway, but had proceeded a few 
miles when the ice blocked his pro- 
gress. Here he and his party built 
a very rude log hut where the win- 
ter was passed. 

The incident in this camp as the 
artist has represented it is as follows: 
Father Marquette with one French- 
man and two Indians is returning 
from a walk in the evning solitude of 
the forest. On nearing the camp 
the two Indians discuss the advis- 

ability of returning to the forest af- 
ter some game because they have no- 
ticed that their friends have during 
their absence sacked game and are 
now engaged in preparing supper for 
themselves. The path in which 
Father Marquette is returning con- 
verges with the beaten track made by 
the Indians in going to the river for 
water. An Indian maiden returning 
from the watering place to the log 
mut, meets the group as they are re- 
turning from the forest and out of 
deep respect for Father Marquette 
steps from her path into the loose 
snow and with bowed head allows (ho 
missionary to precede her to the 

The artist's work is excellent. The 
figures are perfect and the setting is 
realistic yet romantic. The excel- 
lence of the work combined with the 
beauty of the particular incident 
make this painting one that will be 
long a reminder of early Illinois days. 
The panel on the right side and 
to the rear of the room represents 
Fort Dearborn as it stood about 1821. 
The old fort occupies the most promi 
nent place in the painting with the 
Chicago river flowing from the fore- 
ground toward th distance. To the 
rear of the fort. Lake Michigan fe 
shown with waves tossing in confus- 
ion. This is a very beautiful picture 
of a real place and for that reason 
lacks some of the interest a picture 
of life anl action gives. 

Directly west in the panel in the 
rear of the room, the ruins of the old 
Mormon Temple at Nauvoo are re- 
presented. The pile of ruins occu- 
pies the main position in the fore- 
ground but the back ground is beau 
tiful by the view of the Mississippi 
river and the Iowa shore. The old 
walls of this beautiful temple offer 
a fine subject for the artist, and hi 
his treatment of it, Mr. Connors has 
succeeded in getting a painting that 
has received much favorable com- 

The last of the group which is on 
the left wall near the stage is a 
scene taken from the old historic 
site of Starved Rock on the Illinois 
river. The special point in the his- 
tory of the state as it occurred at this 
point was the "Last Stand of the II- 
lini." The picture shows the sur- 
rounding valley as it can be seen 
from the highest point on the rock. 
In the foreground stands a tall, well 
balanced Indian. 

The incident the artist wished to 
portray is as follows: 

The Illini Indians were engaged in 


The Western O 

war against the neighboring tribes 
anl were becoming weaker anl weak- 
er with each succeeding battle. As a 
last resort the band took refuge on 
Shis high promontory. The passage 
from their supposed place of safety 
was blocked and all sources of water 
and food were completely shut off. 
The last living Indian looked about 
over his dead comrades and in the 
picture is seen standing at the edge 
of the cliff, using his unstrung bow 
as a staff, gazing for the last time 
over the great valley, the home of 
him and his tribe. 

The artist has done a wonderful 
work in this figure. The red man 
stands with graceful poise; the form 
is athletic but the face bears that 
Took of a forlorn longing. In short 
the figure is so striking that all the 
attributes that could be woven into 
it are dependent on the fancy of 
the person observing it. This paint- 
ing is a work any artist may proudly 
claim. It adds a glory to the sur- 
roundings and most of all has a 
pleasing reaction on the spectator. 

Taking the group as a whole, the^e 
could surely have been no better se- 
lection made. Those who have mad'; 
it possible have done something of 
which they may justly feel proud 
and the artist whose brush produced 
the paintings has made himself a 
lasting monument. 

Those who are artistically inclined 
when viewing these works feel the 
truth given by an old poet, "A thing 
of beauty is a joy forever." 

Last week, two graduates of this 
*' hool were given certificates of grad- 
nation, which were exchangeable for 
teachers' certificates In good cities in 
Talifornia. It should be noticed, 
however, that the certificates requir- 
ed it to be stated that the Normal 
course had been at least two years, 
and had been preceded by a four- 
year high school course, and the high 
(school had to be named. It had also 
to be stated that the high school 
course was preceded by the custo- 
mary eighth grade elementary 
fourse. This is about the standard 
preparation of teachers. 

When you think of it, the summer 
BC&Ool of L911 has not been short in 
its offerings for general culture. The 
CoIIedge Lectures, The Cobttrn Play 
ers, and President Hferonymus make 
a right good list. 

-,u handed Miss Davis your 
little p. t. p. for July 12, 1!M2': 


Prin. Alfred Bayiiss, 

Macomb, Illinois. 

Dear Mr. Bayiiss: 

I have today arranged to re- 
main in the University anothei year. 
My course has worked out so much 
better than I expected that 1 will be 
able to make both Bachelor's and 
Master's Degrees next June. 

Since coming here fast July, 5 
have done fifty hours work. This with 
the sixty allowed on my Normal diplo- 
ma leaves me only twenty on my A.B. 
Ten of these will be finished this sum- 
mer and six by special examination, 
which leaves me only four to workout in 
addition to my graduate work, which 
will not make it very heavy. At least, 
I feel like it can be done and I mean 
to make a try at it. 

The position at Tiskilwa turned 
out to be a $1300 position, instead of 
$1400. I had said $1400, or the Uni- 
versity another year, and University it 

! note with mnch pleasure that 
you secured the appropriation for your 
much needed Woman's Building; 
accept congratulations on your success. 
Next a new training school and gym- 
nasium adequate to the needs of the 

Through the Courier f leam of 
the increased attendance and interest 
at the summer term. If the weather 
persists in being as hot over there as 
here, I imagine you are having a warm 

The summer term here is mov- 
ing nicely. Dr. Balliet is with us this 
week, giving a very inteiesting series 
oi lectures. Among other things he 
told us yesterday "That we are not al- 
ways tired, when we feel tired, and that 
we are often very tired when we do 
not feel tired." Either view should be 
comforting to a University student. 

Hoping next year may be the 
most successful in the history of the 
school. I am. 

Very truly, 

O. A. Towns. 

Have you subscribed {or the 
Courier for next year? 

From now on, we can blame i 
bad weather on Ben West, a rr.<: 
of the class of '12. He, so the Cc 
is informed, has been appointed to a 
position on the Weather Bureau force 
with his station somewhere in Florida. 
The particulars are not forthc 
but when they do come will be more 
definitely given. 

Mr. C. E Alton has just finished a 
mercury barometer which reads exact- 
ly like the $35.00 barometer in the 
Physics room. The material cost him 
only $1.00. 

Why go without a barometer? 

Mr. M. V. Lanthorn, 1910, has i 
principalship at Chebance, III. at a 
salary of $10.") a month. There arc 
five teachers in the Chebance schoois. 
and the building i uew and up to 
dite. Chebance is eight miles south 
of Kankakee on the I. C. R. R. Th-'- 
Courier wishes Lanthorn all possible 

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It is altogether fitting that the 
Courier should give a full account of 
the life and work cf our honored 
principal, and in the near future 
such will he done. At present we 
can but express our grief and sym- 
pathy with those who most grieve, 
and express briefly our sense of loss 
in coming together for the new 
school year to find that Mr. Bayliss 
has gone from us. It is easily seen 
that the student body feels keenly 
his death, and the flag at half-mast 
is but a feeble expression of our feel- 
ing of personal loss. 

It is most sad that he should have 
to go just when his real influence 
began to be truly felt and under- 
stood. These first five years was a 
kind of clearing the way; his plant- 
ing now begins to bear fruit and, if 
he could have remained a few years 
longer, he weld have realized a 
larger measurer of satisfaction than 
nis innate molesty would permit him 
to hope. 

The normal school problems Mr. 
Bayliss had undertaken are of such 
character that time is required to 
bring results. He led in the educa- 
tional and social betterment of the 
one room rural school. Already a 
number of graduates of this school 
have chosen to teach in the country 
in preference to the town, and the 
results have been exceedingly grati- 

Norma] school extension by corre- 
! ondence he conceived to be a means 
of assisting those who were of such 
age and experience as would war- 
rant their doing work in that way, 
and continue their work in teach- 
ing. A large number of students are 
now systematically pursuing some 
study along with their teaching. 

The Country Club, as a means es- 
pecially of raising the rural school 
as far as poss ; hl<» to the standard set 
by the Superintendent of Public In- 
struction, received his earnest sup- 
port; and no student organization of 
last, year showed such numbers 0* - 
enthusiasm as the Country Club No. 
1 organized here last summer. 

The nearness and common sympa- 
thy of students and faculty of the 
Western Normal School is a larger 
exj ression of the freedom and candor 
with which h^ conferred with stu- 
dents. Under ^is administration the 
si hool has h'ai gradual but positive 
growth into definiteness of organi- 
zation, purpose and strength. 

In this he did a splendid work, and 
his influence will be a part of its life 
and growth; hut it is for those royal 
qualities of manhood that we will 
cherish the dearest recollections of 
Mr. Bayliss. What he thought should 
be done, he did without fear. He 
could look so coolly on all sides of 
a question and see the other man's 
viewpoint as w-el! as his own. He 
seemed never to forget the one who 
needed and wanted a chance. His 
sympathies were hroad and deep 
toward his fellows and toward truth 
and the open mind seemed the law of 
his life. 

We were «tov to understand him 
by the very fac* of his modesty; for 
he did more kindnesses in secret than 
those seen. Truly h° let not his left 
hand know what his right hand did. 
Jn this his life is -3 most beautiful 
lesson. But we who come to know 
him flind many great lessons from 
his daily life. The dignity of work, 
the sanctity of true work was a law 
to him, and all who knew him in his 
work, know that he obeyed the law. 

He was so fair in his decisions. 
Self-interest seemed to have no place 
in his nature and his sense of justice 
and truth eliminated prejudice. The 
purity of his life, public and private, 
put him in 'lie front rank of earth's 
nobility. It is for these deep and 
abiding qualities of character that 
we shall honor and cherish the name 
o*' Alfred Bayliss. 

The Young Men's Christian Associ- 
ation and the Young Women's Chris- 
tian Association meet regularly in the 
Music Room and Platonian Hall res- 
pectively, every Tuesday at six forty 
five o'clock. All students are invited to 
attend one or the other of these meet- 




Immediately after the death of Mr 
Baylis? the Board of Trustees ap- 
pointed John E. McGilvrey acting 
president of the school. Mr. McGilvrey 
was Director of the Department of Ed- 
ucation and Supervisor of the training 
school last year and in that work has 
won the respect and friendship of fac- 
ulty and students, 

He graduated from the four year 
course at the Indiana State Normal 
School. Directly after graduating he 
taught in that school and was later 
principal of the Paris, 111., high school. 

He graduated from the Indiana 
State University, receiving the Bach- 
elor's Degree from the school of Edu- 
cation and Philosophy. After this he 
was principal of the high school at 
Freeport, 111. He left that position to 
be Assistant Professor of Pedagogy 
and High School Inspector at the Uni- 
versity of 111. In 1898 he became pres- 
ident of the Cleveland City Normal 
School remaining there ten years. 
Upon his resignation there he was 
chosen Superintendent of the Cleveland 
City Farm Scho»l at Hudson, Ohio, a 
school for delinquent boys. From that 
he came to this school. Last spring he 
was elected president of the Kent, 
Ohio, State Normal School now in the 
course of construction. The new posi- 
tion did not demand his entire time so 
at Mr. Bayliss' request he had con- 
sented to teach here this year. 

The students who have been under 
his instruction are free in expressing 
their high estimate of his ability. The 
regret of all who know him is that he 
has to leave the school at the close of 
this year's work. 


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September 18 saw the beginning of 
the tenth school year that the West- 
ern Illinois State Normal School has 
survived. The first attempt to conduct 
a school was begun in the unfinished 
building in 1902. This fact caused 
much confusion but instruction was 
continued from year to year under 
the principalship of Mr. Henninger. 
It was not until 1906 that every detail 
was complete and it was at that time 
that Alfred Bayliss, the late principal, 
took charge of the school. Several 
changes in the faculty were made and 
several new courses were offered. 

In the years following the school 
grew steadily in attendance and very 
rapidly in favor with the foremost 
educators of the middle west. Altho 
the youngest of the five Normals in 
the state it is equal in practically all 
respects to the best and in some par- 
ticulars, buildings, equipment, and 
natural surroundings, surpasses some 
of its sister schools. At the instigation 
of Mr. Bayliss changes and improve- 
ments were made from year to year 
that always served to uplift and bette r 
the existing conditions. 

Now that it has thus far progressed, 
it is very important that the growth be 
continued, and in spite of the sad blow 
caused by Mr. Bayliss' death, this year 
should be made the banner year. You 
who are new to the school, as yet feel 
little direct interest in its future wel- 
fare but e'er you have studied and 
grown for years under the favorable 
influences here, you will feel a vital 
interest and deep respect for every 
effort that is made to perpetuate the 


good name our late president has so 
firmly established. No watchword 
could be more appropriate than a sen- 
tence Mr Bayliss uttered not many 
months ago, "Our immediate wish is 
to join hands with all the 'Boosters' to 
make the Decennial year of the 
W.I.b.N.S a memorable one in its 


Trustee Keefer, acting on the order 
of the entire Board, is having six new 
electric cluster lamp posts located 
abcut the building. Two will stand very 
close to the large granite balls at the 
front entrance, two at the east entrance 
on the retaining wall and the other 
two will be located in a similar posi- 
tion near the west entrance. Each 
post will support five globes and 
they will no doubt furnish excellent 
light and also add to the beauty of the 
grounds in daylight and darkuess. 


Judging from external appearances 
the outlook for a strong football team 
is the most promising we have had 
in several years. The new coach is 
working the boys pretty hard but they 
are developing rapidly under his sup- 
ervision and al> are hopeful for the 
game Saturday. 

Five of the old "hands" are work- 
ing nicely and with the promising re- 
cruits, are running thru some pract- 
ical signal practice. Wetzel, the re- 
maining guard of last year is captain. 
Standard who p'ayed an excellent 
game last year in the half back's po- 
sition is in his usual form. Foster, the 
swift little end who survived last year's 
struggles, is again in a suit altho it 
took considerable talking to convince 
him his services were needed. Black 
who played at end last year is also on 
deck but on account of an accident in 
the manual training room which result- 
ed in a deep gash on the wrist, is 
put out of practice temporarily. 
Huey a last year's "sub" is working out 
nicely and promises to be a good man. 

Among the amateurs Wyne and 
Garrison are reported to be doing good 
practice. Ralph Wilson who starred 

on a team two 

the management is bank;. 

... In 
addition to him, Stickle a heavy man 
from the local High in a 

purple and gold uniform a:, i 
up well. Stevens, another M.H.S 
is making a strong showing at qua rter. 
Among many others who 2.^1 in 
G. Erwin, L. Smith, and Lew 
are working out well. 

The Athletic Association has pro- 
vided new shoes, stockings, new pants, 
and a very brilliant set of jerseys for 
this season's work. The boys will 
make their first public appearance 
Saturday afternoon in a game wiih 
the Kewanee High School on the 
home field. 



While in theory school gardening 
has attracted considerable attention, in 
practice it has been a failure. The 
plot of ground worked in common at 
the school house during the Spring 
term was usually left to the mercy cf 
the weeds when school closed. 

With a view toward practical 
gardening, Mr. McGilvrey and the 
training school worked out a plan this 
season which is well worth explanation. 
The pupils of all grades were induced 
to reserve a plot of ground from the 
garden at home as their private 
property. The hotbeds made by the 
seventh and eighth grades last spring 
furnished plants for the "home garden" 
as soon as the weather permitted 
them to be transplanted. An exhibit 
of products in the fall for prizes was 
planned to hold the interest of the 
children thru the summer. Notwith- 
standing the hot and dry weather 
which made gardening difficult, the 
results as shown by the exhibit were 
unusually good and far beyond the ex- 
pectation of those interested in the 

A list of products exhibited will 
show the scope of the work the pupils 
did. The following products were seen 
on the exhibition tables: Cabbage, to- 
matoes, pumpkin, squash, b«ets, rad- 
ishes, leek, egg plant, peppers, c«lery, 
potatoes, sweet corn, pop corn, and 

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Those who exhibited with the prizes 
won are given below. 
First Grade 

Louise McGilvrey. first; Ruby 
DeCamp. first. 
Second Grade 

Clifford Avery, first. 
Third Grade 

Kennith Rodgers, second; Helen 

Erickson, first; Thomas Martin, 

second; Irene Bassett, first; Virginia 

Greer, second; Lewis Pendell, secoud. 

Fourth Crade 

Robert McGilvrey, first; Esther 
Creenup, first and second; Elinor 
Morley, first; Mary Oakman, first; 
Cora Allen, first; Henry Hermetet 
second: Arthur Rogers second. 
Fifth Grade 

Carl Ausbury, first and second; 

Willard \very, first; Wilbur Greer, 

first; Francis Russel, first; Helen 

DeCamp, first; George Clay, second. 

Sixth Grade 

Marie Barton, first; Margaret 
Ulm, first; Louis Grier, first; Corinne 
Bolles, second. 
Seventh Grade 

Floyd Ellis, first and second; 
Allan Cheeseman, first and second; 
Myrle Oakman, first; Vivian Brooking, 
first; Harold Ausbury, first and second; 
Harry Avery, second. 
Eighth Grade. 

Hazel Hahn, first and second; 
Mildred Stevens, first; Alfred Gamage, 
first; Leah Clay, first; William Work 

In addition to the above exibitors 
several children brought fruit and flow- 
ers. They were awarded second prizes. 
Thev are given below: Harry Jones, 
Lavinia Scott .Alfred Gamage, Vivian 
Brooking, Hazel Avery, Beatrice 
Simmers, Haskett Johnson, Margaret 

The janitors were busy last week 
arranging seats in the Emersonian 
Society Hall. The room will be occup- 
ied by the ninth grade students as 
soon as the seating is completed. 

Ross Nichol, Ml Academic, is 
now teaching at Perry, 111. While he 

likes the teaching profession even 
better than he had hoped, he expresses 
a desire to see the W.I. S.N. S. foot- 
ball team in action. 


The list of members of the faculty 
shows a change from that of last year. 
The vacancies made by the resigna- 
tion of Miss Campbell, Miss Durr, and 
Miss Jackson have been filled, and 
there have been some additions to the 
teaching force. 

Mr. Albert L. Walrath comes to us 
as director of athletics and assistant 
in the department of history. Mr. Wal- 
rath is a graduate of Hillsdale College, 
and has spent several summers and 
one full year at the University of 
Chicago, where he did special work in 
Political Science, History, aud 
Economics. He took an active interest 
in literary and debating work at Hills- 
dale, was editor of the college paper 
for three years, and represented Mich- 
igan in an interstate oratorical contest. 
His teaching experience has been in 
the Hillsdale, Mich., High School, 
where he was first teacher and later 
principal. He has made a most favor- 
able impression in the opening work 

Miss May H. Prentice comes as su- 
pervisor of grades one to four and 
critic teacher in the fourth grade. Her 
experience has been unusually broad: in 
a country school in Ohio, in the 
graded schools of Elgin, as a teacher 
in the graded schools of Cleveland, 
Ohio, and later as assistant principal 
of one of the city schools. In tht 
Cleveland Normal school she has 
been a training teacher and an in- 
structor in the department of edu- 
cation. In this school she was asso- 
ciated in her work with Mr. McGilvrey 
The first weeks have shown us that we 
are fortunate indeed to have her with 

Miss Bessie Cooper has been se- 
lected as critic for the second and third 
grades. Miss Cooper graduated from a 
3 year course in the Northern Illinois 
State Normal, and has done summer 
work at Augustana College, Illinois 
S/ate Normal University, and the 
Western Illinois Normal. She has had 

much experience in lower grade work 
and during last year was an assistant 
critic teacher in the Northern Illinois 
Normal. She has an excellent record 
and we feel that our school will profit 
from her work here. 

Miss Nelle M. Wilson takes the 
place left vacant by the resignation of 
Miss Jackson. Miss Wilson is a 
graduate of the Library School of the 
University of Illinois, and has been 
librarian in Monticello Seminary since 

Two of our own graduates, of the 
Class of 1911, have been chosen as 
assistants, Miss Martha McLean in 
the department of Domestic Science, 
and Mr Ralph Bishop in the depart- 
ment of Manual Training. 

With these new teachers working 
with the old corps of teachers 
and the largest student body we have 
yet had, we should make this, the tenth 
year of our school, the best in its 


A reception v/as held for new stu- 
dents last Friday night in the gymna- 
sium under the direction of the Y. M. 
C. A. and Y. W. C. A. There was a 
large part of the student body present 
and most all of the faculty members 
were among those enjoying them- 
selves to the fullest extent. 

The first half hour was spent in 
getting acquainted and in finding Mr. 
and Mrs. Jones who proved to be no 
less personages than Mr. Drake and 
Miss Grote. After these informalities 
the president of the Y.M.C.A. called 
the group to crder. He made a few 
opening remarks calling on Mr. Hursh 
for a few minutes talk. Miss McDow- 
ell, the Y.W C.A president made a few 
very appropiate remarks. Miss Mary 
Vose favored the audience with a 
violin selection and Miss Dunsworth 
with a piano selection. Miss Hamilton 
told one of her very delightful stories 
and Mr. and Mrs. Jones before men- 
tioned responded to the call of the 

Light refreshments were served by 
the two associations jointly. The lights 
"blinked" at ten o'clock thus ending a 
very delightful evening. 


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The association began the year of 
1910-191 1 with a deficit of $5.86, 
and, as it was necessary to buy a con- 
siderable amount of new materials to 
begin the football season, a loan cf 
$75.00 was secured at one of the lo- 
cal banks. In this way material was 
bought for cost, and enough saved to 
more than pay the interest on the 

The past year has been successful 
from many points of view. The various 
teams have given an unusually good 
account of themselves, and have re- 
flected honor and credit upon the 
school. The school may justly be proud 
of the persons who have represented 
it on its various teams. There was not 
a single case of an individual coming 
to school in order to compete, but 
competition was an honor to be 
secured only by good work in class- 
room as well as in the particular sport. 

From a financial standpoint the 
year has been very satisfactory- 
Starting with a deficit, we ended with 
a handsome surplus, after paying for 
an expensive schedule of games, a 
considerable quantity of much needed 
equipment, prizes for Neighborhood 
Day, and the printing and advertising 
for the same. At the same time the 
cost to the individual student has been 
abnormally low. The term fee of fifty 
cents, with its free ticket to all games, 
enables the members of the associa- 
tion to see the foot ball games for an 
average cost of eight cents apiece, the 
basket ball games for about five cents 
apiece, and the baseball games for 
less than ten cents apiece with three 
important track meets thrown in for 
good measure. Besides this free use 
of association material was had, in- 
cluding tennis courts and nets. Prob- 
ably no other athletic association in 
the whole country can show such a 
reord. We were able to do this 
only because so large a percentage of 
the student body were members of the 
association. We can do better this 
year. If every student in school be- 
longed to the association, it would be 
possible to supply free tennis balls, 

free golf clubs, keep courts and links 
in perfect condition, and furnish equip- 
ment for forty persons in each of the 
major sports, and that without raising 
the present ridiculously low member- 
ship fee. It is only a pro^f of what many 
people can do by cooperation and an 
intelligent poolirg of their interests. 

Below is given a summary of the 
financial operations for the past year. 


From membership fees 

and teim tickets 
From gate receipts 
For material bought fi >r 

members of assoi iati< m 

From loan 

From Forfeit- Lombaid College 

For Printing- to < Courier 
For Advertising 
For Material 





For Prizes Neighborhood Field Day - |6. 15 

For Field Day 

For Games 

For Doctor's Bills 

For Incidental Expenses 

To Pay Loans, Interest, and 

Deficit from preceding year 
Balance July 1, 191 1 









The Athletic Association held an 
election Tuesday of last week and 
chose Wayne Wetzel president for 
the coming year, Lloyd Gard, vice- 
president, Mr. Ginnings sec.-treas. 
The people having membership 
tickets for sale report considerable 
business. The students are learning 
that a ticket which can be secured for 
fifty cents per quarter is a profitable 
investment. All athletic contests that 
take place during the quarter for which 
the tickets are issued are free to those 
who hold them. 


Already posters have made their 
appearance in the halls advertising 
the oratorical contest. There are sev- 
eral strong orators in school and many 
others who have a desire to become 
proficient in that line. In view of the 

fact that II 

• ■ 
tive here this year 
should begin work at once and 
secure us against d ■' 


The class of 1912 met the first 
week school was in session and elect- 
ed officers for the coming year. Ralph 
Switzer was chosen president, Alfred 
Sorensen, vice president, Gertrude 
Kessel, secretary and George Rausch 
tieasurer. Eva Finlay and George 
Rausch were elected as member 
the Athletic Board of Control and 
Paul Leach as a member of the 
Courier Board. It was also agreed 
that the class should meet each 
Monday at the close of the day and 
transact the business that will naturally 
present itself from week to week. 

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First Football Game Is Lost 
by a Score of I 8 to 

The opening game 
of the football season 
resulted in our defeat 
at the hands of the Ke- 
wanee team by the 
score 18 to 0. The 
game was a much 
'"YsImV harder fought contest 
than the score would indicate. 

Kewanee kicked to Normal and 
with the ball in their hands, our boys 
pushed steadily toward the goal. Nor- 
mal fumbled the ball and Kewanee 
gained possession of it, but had a hard 
battle to advance it. Macomb regained 
the ball but could not hold it. Scoring 
did not begin until Normal tried a for- 
ward pass which a visitor intercepted 
thus making a touchdown. 

In the second quarter hard playing 
was resumed but again the visitors 
scored and the first half ended with 
the score against us 12 to 0. 

Some changes in the line-up were 
made in the last half. This part of the 
contest was a harder fight than 
the first half and the visitors 
were quite often tackled behind their 
line. It was not until late in the fourth 
quarter that another touchdown was 
made by Kewanee. 

The boys did well and not a loyal 
Normalite would criticize them for 
losing. Everyone should give them the 
support that they deserve. Financially 
however the game was not a success 
but no doubt the damp weather was 
the cause. 

The line up follows: 



Brooks .Nance 








Garrison, Wyne 







Spears, cap't 


Leach, Huey 




Wilson, Nell 
















Field judge 



The committee selected by the sen- 
ior class to havecharge of the publishing 
of the year book known as the Sequel 
has begun active work and will make a 
strong effort to get material ready for 
the printer and engraver before the time 
so far passes that the work would be 
be done in a rush. Representa- 
tives from the various classes will soon 
be appointed to prepare the material 
for each class. It is the wish of the 
class to make the year book a very 
high grade production both in appear- 
ance and content. 


Mr. McGilvrey, Mr.Hursh, and Mr. 
Johnson who attended the Illinois 
Schoolmasters' Club Meeting at 
Peoria last Friday and Saturday, re- 
port an excellent meeting. The subject 
for discussion on Saturday was Edu- 
cation and Legislature in Illinois with 
special attention to the three bills be- 
fore the last legislature providing for 
free high school privileges, certifica- 
tion of teachers, and a State Board of 
Education. It would be interesting to 
know how many of our readers even 
know that such bills were under con- 
sideration. It would seem that all the 
teachers would take an active interest 
in this prospective legislation since it 
directly concerns them and their 
work. Do they? Do you? 

Mr. Johnson gave an illustrated 
lecture at the Gem Theater last week 
which was of especial benefit to farm- 
ers and students of agriculture. 


Reprints From Great Masterpieces 
of Art to Be Here Soon 

The week of the 23d there will be 
an art exhibit in the music r om and 
Platonian hall. Many are in doubt 
as to the meaning of "Art Exhibit." 
Companies that sell reprints fro*n 
famous pictures rent a l?rge number 
of their prints to schools and libra- 
ries to be exhibited before the pub- 
lic. They are highly educative, be- 
cause they put before us reproduc- 
tions of paintings that hang in for- 
eign galleries. Then, if art has a 
place in education, this is a very de- 
sirable way to teach it. 

In many cases an admission fee is 
charged to defray the expense of con- 
ducting the exhibit, but the school 
will take that responsibility, thus 
making it free to all. The school will 
probably purchase several pictures 
and use them in making some of our 
bare walls more attractive. 

The exhibit is composed of one 
hundred ei?hty-seven prints taken 
from masterpiece? of art from the 
Egyptian period to the present time. 
These reprints are made by a new 
and improved process and it is 
learned that some of these almost 
equal the original in size, while the 
reproduction of color is very pleas- 

Miss Buckner is very enthusiastic 
over the outcome of the exhibit and 
will be glad to furnish information to 
any who wish it. 

The Courier will take a vote to 
determine the favorite picture in the 
group; then, perhaps, the school will 
take this favorite picture into consid- 
eration when the time comes to se- 
lect the ones that are to become our 
permanent property. 


Don't forget the Alumni Ban- 
quet Friday evening, Oct. 20th, at 
Peoria. Time and hotel will be 
announced from the platform 
Friday morning. 


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For every seed time there is a har- 
vest and we gather as we sow. As 
we give we receive, and whatever 
we put into a thing that same falls 
to our lot again. This is no excep- 
tion when applied to literary work. 
There was a time when the work of 
the two upper literary societies was 
above complaint and adverse criti- 
cism. Has the same been true for 
the past year or so 9 Is the tinge of 
pride that we used to feel for the 
two societies any longer such? 

Isn't there a difference between 
real literary worth and commonplace, 
feeble attempts at such? Of course 
there are those faithful few who have 
steadfastly stood and worked with 
hope and courage, to promote what 
they feel and know is a valuable as- 
set of the school. We hope and have 
half faith to believe that their la- 
bors will not be in vain. 

Can we afford to let an equipment 
for literary work, such as ours, re- 
main unused save for occasional, 
commonplace work 9 Would the Y. 
M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. appreciate 
such homes as this? Could the Man- 
ual Arts Department use such space? 
This question might be asked with 
regards to many other interests also. 
Think it over. 

The use of the Emersonian Hall as 
study room makes it necessary for 
both societies to hold their meet- 
ings in the Platonian Hall. Con- 
trary to the general view the Courier 
looks upon this joint occupation of 
the Platonian quarters as a forward 
step in the interest of society work. 

Some Emersonians contend that 
the trustees had no right to use their 
hall. Surely the state property can 
be used as those in power see fit to 
use it. No teacher would lay claim 
to his classroom simply because he 

had occupied it for a considerable 
length of time. 

Since this state of a "fairs h s 
arisen, the Platonians should share 
their conveniences as freely as a 
friend would share his house with a 
person in need of shelter. Perhaps 
even a stronger vipw should be ta''- 
en. The fact thnt the Emersonian 
hall has been taken gives that so' i- 
ety a right to occupy the remaining 
room in the building that is adapted 
for society purposes. 

If the two societies will "bury the 
hatchet" and work together harmo- 
niously, that hall could be made the 
cosiest room any two literary socie- 
ties could hope for. If both care to 
spend their surplus money for j Ict- 
ures, statuary, or other decorpti ns, 
surely that room could be made the 
boast of the who'e building. 

If the remedy for these apparent 
difficulties lies in being neighborly, 
then let us be neighborly. 


The growth of music appreciation 
throughout the school has been aided 
by the compositions played by Miss 
Dunsworth at the opening of the 
chapel exercises. The plan of last 
year, using the works of various com- 
posers, served to make familiar 
many names that are of great im- 
portance in the world of music but 
unfamiliar to those not acquainted 
with musical literature. 

This year the plan is to select va- 
rious forms of music and show the 
different methods employed by com- 
posers in interpreting their own 
ideas of the form. 

The lullaby was chosen as the first 
form because of its simplicity and 
beauty, and we have heard selections 
from Grieg, Brahms, Godard, Iljinski, 
Heller, Schumann, Wagner, Lang 
and Nevin. 

The form for this week and next 
i3 the song form. This form includes 
songs without words, Lieder ohne 
Worte, Chanson sans Parlos. The 
melody is always clearly defined and 
easily followed, and the harmony 
seems to accompany the melody as in 
a song. 

Mendelssohn's "Songs Without 
Words" are the best known compo- 
sitions of this form, and there are 
many others that are popular. 

Mr. Bayliss had planned a course 
in wood turning and with that end in 
view two new lathes have been in- 
stalled on trial. 


The last legislature appropriated 

$75,000 for the erection of a V 
man's Building on this campus. It has 
been found that that body appropriated 
more money than could be raised by 
taxes on the basis of the old assess- 

It seems that the youth of the land 
are always called on to bear the brunt 
of the taxpayer's "closeness". The 
Governor called the heads of the sev- 
eral state educational institutions into 
a conference where it was agreed that 
the improvements involving the ex- 
penditure of the extra appropriations 
be postponed until the taxes are 
collected on the new assessment basis. 
This will mean that the new dormitory 
will not be built for at least one year. 
The people who are anxious for the 
development of this normal school will 
have to content themselves with the 
fact that anticipation is always two 
jumps ahead of realization. 


Vice president 

Ed. Norton 

Ceo. Rausch 

Lela Terrill 

Homer Venters 

George Salisbury 


President Ralph Switzer 

Vice president Lloyd Smith 

Secretary Evelyn Wyne 

Asst. Secretary Mary Vanderburg 

Treasurer Emma Callihan 

Sergeant Virgil Catlin 

Chorister Grace Cordell 

Board of Trustees; 

Ben West 

Alice Robertson 

Guy Hoyt 

We are glad to note that the 
Normal School will take steps to assist 
in the consolidation work near Reynolds 
111. The faculty considers this type 
of work as the best way to get directly 
at the root of the country school evils 

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The following is a portion of a letter 
from Agnes Crawford of last year's 
class who is teaching in Salt 
Lake City. "There are over seven 
hundred teachers and twenty six 
buildings in the city and we need half 
as many more, as every school is 
crowded to the limit. At the Webster, 
where 1 teach, there are almost nine 
hundred children and twenty six 
teachers, They just have seven grades 
in that building. There are two hun- 
dred children in the 1st B and four of 
us to teach them. We have double 
session work in the first four grades, so 
that makes it pretty hard on the teach- 
ers. We have to teach all of the spe- 
cial subjects, as music, art, manual 
training, etc. Each special subject 
has a supervisor for the entire city. 
I am taking music and art on Satur- 
day, so I am kept qnite busy." 

However, Miss Crawford says she 
enjoys her work and thinks Salt Lake 
is the best place ever. 

Mr. Johnson went to Springfield 
last Tuesday to attend the session of 
the Illinois State Bankers Association. 
James Hill and Dean Davenport of 
the University of Illinois will talk on the 
subject of Agriculture. Mr. Johnson 
went to get pointers on the relation of 
Agriculture to Banking. 

The eleventh edition of the Encyclo- 
paedia Britannica can now be found 
in the library. It is bound in thirty vol- 
umes and is printed on an excellent 
quality of India paper. Each volume 
contains nearly one thousand pages 
yet each one is but very little over an 
inch in thickness. 

As to the contents of the work, one 
could hardly do it justice in a short 
space. The articles have been en- 
larged in some cases and reduced in 
others. However it is a ready helper 
for any information to be found in a 
work of its kind. 

Found — In one of the basement 
rooms one cake plate. Does this have 
any connection with the following no- 
tice appearing on the board in the 

Geography room: "Please return the 
plate" ? 

The Courier offers one year's 
subscription to the student sub- 
mitting the best article in 
answer to the question, "Where 
Should the New Woman's 
Building Be Located?" Mr. 
Hursh, Mr. McGilvrey, and 
Miss Grote will be judges. 


Roy M. Sallee, of the class of 1911 
who is principal of the schools at 
Reynolds, is planning a campaign for 
the consolidation of the schools of the 
township and hopes to receive help 
from members of the Normal School 
faculty in presenting to the patr;ns 
the benefits of consolidation. He also 
reports a meeting of the patrons of 
his district which promises hearty 
cooperation between all concerned in 
the success of the school. This is 
in line with what we expected from 
him imbued, as he was with the spirit 
of "better than well enough." 


The Bayliss Memorial Exercises 
are postponed until Oct. 27. 

Full announcements next week. 


The College Eye published by the 
students of the Iowa State Teacher's 
College was the first exchjngetc ar- 
rive. It is well edited and very ntatly 
printed and deserves favorable com- 
ment. We notice it goes many school 
papers "one better" and uses the 
simplified spelling. 

The "Peehaps" from Dallas City 
High School also presented its appear- 
ance in its usual compact but vigorous 

Another paper, "The Rapid Soo" 
comes to us from the Sioux Rapids, 
Iowa, High School. 

These exchanges can be found in 
the northeast corner of the reading 
room in the Library. 


Of those who took the examination 
for a state certificate last June 
at the Summer School, the following 
from McDonough County were success- 
ful: Agnes Grawford, Florence 
C. McGaughey, Eva A. McMillan, 
Lois K. Cordell, Florence Imes, and 
Garnet Payne. These teachers took 
some review work at the Summer 
School and this of course made the 
examination rather easy 

Thii is a step that all of our 
Normal School Graduates should take. 
It will give them prestige among the 
school board's members and educators 
as well. If the majority of the body 
of teachers in this state held state 
cettificates surely the standard of 
teaching would be rapidly advanced. 

Frank L Crone, assistant superin- 
tendent of education in the Philippines, 
said in a recent letter to Mr. 
McGilvrey, "Pendarvis is now super- 
vising teacher and I felt he was going 
to make good from the start." This 
comes as no surprise to those who 
knew Pendarvis, because they ex- 
pected such news at any time. 

We are glad to announce the or- 
ganization ot the Nevin quartet. Miss 
Helen Dallam, first violin; Miss 
Dorthy Stinson, second violin; Miss 
Susan B. Davis, alto; Miss Maud 
Shamel, piano, comprise the new 
organization. An appearance is ex- 
pected soon. 

Supt. Jones of Kewanee reports that 
Louise Hainline of the class of Ml is 
giving the best of satisfaction as sup- 
ervisor of reading in that city. It is 
certainly gratifying to both her friends 
and the school's friends to learn that 
one with so little experience in actual 
teaching is able to direct the work of 
older and more experienced teachers 
with such tact and good judgment as 
to win their hearty support and coop- 

Virgil Catlin has disappeared. It 
is rumored that he has gone home to 
oil the wind mill. 


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Many people, not familiar with the 
conditions that are thrown about 
students, regard exercise that goes be- 
yond the necessary bodily activities as 
useless, even detrimental. Some 
even say that the farmer boy who 
attends school in the winter has ac- 
cumulated enough energy to supply 
him throughout the school term. 
The truth is, the working boy enters 
school with a large muscle but soon 
loses this physical strength thru inac- 

Well developed minds in ill develop- 
ed bodies are a sad compliment to 
any school. A large percentage of 
the boys in this school are now facing 
the problem altho they do not realize 
it. To obtain the best results for the 
amount of study given to school sub- 
jects, one should indulge in at least 
one hour per day of vigorous physical 
exercise. Since the efficiency of a 
man depends largely on his physical 
strength nothing should be done during 
school life that will impair this 

Games and teams are the means to 
the end cf general student exercise. 
If a team exists for the extreme de- 
velopment of a few, thus indirectly dis- 
couraging wholesome exercise for the 
many, then that team should be dis- 
organized. What does it matter if we 
win every game this year when five 
years have passed? What will result 
in five years if we allow the many to 
go down hill physically? 

We have a gymnasium but it is 
closed some of the time. It should be 
in use all of the time. If there is no 
demand for it, why not start a new 
game or two and in that way make a 
demand. The Courier will be glad to 
receive contributions either in affirm" 
ation or contradiction of the above 
opinions. Let's start something; stu- 
dents, and faculty. 

The Courier solicits an article in 
explanation of that much talked of 
game called "Hand Ball". There are 
rumors afloat that the game will be 
introduced to the boys of the school in 
the near future. 



The location of the dormitory as yet 
is not agreed upon. A few seem to 
think the lots now occupied by the 
brick building on the south would 
make a suitable place. There are a 
greater number, however, that object 
to such a proposition and the Courier 
wishes to be listed among this class 
of objectors. 

About the only argument for the 
Adams and West Street location that 
has come to our ears has been the 
fact that sewage and water connec- 
tions could be more easily arranged. 

The arguments against this location 
and in favor of a site east of the main 
building are put forth by the faculty 
members and by the students who 
have seriously considered the matter. 
The Adams street site would provide 
no lawn whatever. The building's size 
would necessitate its being built 
near the walk. This location would 
give it the appearance of an office or 
business building and not that of a 
school home. \ dormitory surround- 
ed by lots of trees, shade, slopes, and 
flower beds is the ideal place for a 
girls' home. A building surrounded 
by streets, pavements, and noisy wag- 
ons is quite the opposite. A location 
having the former qualifications is 
possible east of the building but not on 
the lots to the south. The question is 
this: Is it reasonable to allow such a 
small item as sewage connections to 
decide the location of a building that 
is to be used for all time, especially 
when the practical use of the 
site should overshadow any minor 

Mr Johnson has prepared an article 
on "Extension work in Agriculture" 
which will appear in the November 
issue of the Illinois Agriculturist pub- 
lished by the College of Agriculture at 

The concrete roller made last year 
by the students of the Summer 
School will be ready for use as soon 
as the lawn needs rolling. 

The Juniors have elected Howard 
Thompson president, Florence Logan 
vice president, and Ralph Imes 
secretary-treasurer. There are forty 
four members and they seem to be a 
very energetic bunch. 

The Illinois weather map for Sep- 
tember shows that McDonough county 
was the region of heaviest rainfall dur- 
ing the last month, there being be- 
tween 16 and 20 inches of precipita- 
tion. Some other parts of the state 
had less than four inches. 

The Kappa Phi Gamma girls served 
tea to the girls of the Junior and Sen- 
ior classes and the ladies of the Fac- 
ulty, last Friday afternoon from 4:00 
to 5:00, in the Music Room. Music 
was furnished by Edith Dallam and 
Evelyn Wyne, and the Victor was in 

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Coa< h Walrath Expresses Hi 

Views Regarding Last 

Saturday's Game 

When the the editor comes around 
to the coach for a resume of the 
game after a harsh defeat, one may 
suspect that it is a case of "rubbing it 
in". However I have something to 
say relative to this Monmouth foot- 
ball game and welcome this opportun- 
ity to say it. The two examples of 
western Illinois high school football 
teams we have seen this season, 
have exhibited a spirit of sports- 
manship quite in accord with that of 
the Illinois colleges as described and 
analyzed in the leading article of the 
last number of the School Review. 
The writer of that article nicely sums 
up what values athletics might have 
for the colleges. There was no doubt 
as to the superiority of Monmouth's 
football team, nor any more doubt as 
to my satisfaction at belonging to the 
visiting rather than the visited team. 
What surprised me most was the evi- 
dent lack of surprise on the part of 
our boys at the lack of hospitality 
shown us. We were only an enemy 
in an enemy's camp. No faculty 
member seemed interested in good 
sport; no authority cared to interrupt 
the flow of foul language issuing from 
Monmouth's brutal tackle after he was 
finally put out of the game; no police 
or interested person felt inclined to in 
sist upon a cleared field; it was Mon- 
mouth College men, if it was not a 
member of our own patty, who direct- 
ed us to the athletic grounds; college 
men gave us a lounging room before 
the game and showed us such con- 
veniences as a few chairs and a 
couple of shower baths. A good na- 
tured druggist pointed out the way to 
a suitable restaurant. Thanks to our 
very business like manager, several 
(Continued on page 39) 


The Auditorium Stage a 
Mass of Flowers 

The Auditorium stage was decorated 
with an abundance of flowers last 
Wednesday morning. There was 
considerable discussion among the 
students concerning this display, so 
Mr. McGilvrey took time to make an 

Last year's seventh grade did 
hard work in the school gardens but 
gave their efforts entirely to flower cul- 
ture. It was planned to have this 
display at the Memorial exercises, 
October 27, but it was feared that the 
weather would not be favorable and 
the flowers would be gone by that 
time. The idea is to get the pupils 
interested in flowers and flower cul- 
ture, there being definite educational 
advantages in such work. 

The outcome was very pleasing and 
proved the plan to be feasible. No 
doubt the pupils who raised the flowers 
have gained much in the knowl- 
edge of flowers and have also gained 
culture. George Rausch took some 
very good photographs of the exhibit 
and a group picture of the people who 
raised the flowers. 


The Military Tract Teachers' Asso- 
ciation will meet at Peoria Friday and 
Saturday. This organization was 
formed to promote the general welfare 
of teachers and to better the existing 
school conditions in this territory. The 
watchword of the meeting this year is, 
"Education for Efficiency". Many not- 
able speakers will be present and it is 
expected that two thousand teachers 
will be in attendance. The members 
of our faculty will attend, so school 
will be dismiseed Thursday evening. 
An extended account of the meeting 
will appear in next week's issue. 


Extension Work in Agriculture. 

Other Classes Conducted 

in Quincy 

In order that the Normal School 
may become more effective in its 
usefulness, several lines of exten- 
sion work have been offered. This 
work is proving to be popular with 
persons who are unable to avail them- 
selves of the work offered in the regu- 
lar sessions in the school. Recently a 
new line has been developed which 
goes one step beyond the teachers wh^ 
labor necessarily during the months of 
the school year. 

The object of the plan is to assist 
the teachers in the subject of Agricul- 
ture while their schools are in session. 
In this plan the County Superintendent 
is the field agent of instruction, and 
he cooperates with the teachers locat- 
ed in the village and country schools 
who are especially interested in the 
subject of Agriculture. Heretofore 
the County Superintendent has found 
difficulty in getting proper material to 
aid the teacher who would be willing 
to undertake some work in scientific 
agriculture if she were encouraged 
and wisely directed. To meet both of 
these situations, the Normal School 
has made a series of lantern slides 
which illustrates the methods of con- 
ducting its own experiment field. 
These slides show the yields of the 
various crops at the time of harvest 
expressed not only in growing crops, 
but acre values as well. The slides 
are loaned to the County Superintend- 
ent who uses them as the basis of in- 
struction before teachers in his county 
at the local meetings during the 
school year. One county will have 
forty of these meetings this year. By 
this means the Superintendent and 
his teachers cooperate advantageous- 
ly, because suitable instruction is giv- 
(Continued on page 40) 


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We will wager that there are those 
who are taking no particular notice of 
the colorings of the trees in the ravine, 
and that some gaze across the hills to 
the north and yet fail to see the au- 
tumn tints that are forming there. We 
cannot see how any one can stand at 
the windows of this building, and let 
his eyes blindly travel over the low- 
lands to the north with autumn colored 
hills beyond, without drinKing it in, 
without coming into closer touch with 
the "Great God of the Out-of-Doors" 

Aren't we going to have a Boys' 
Glee Club this year? If our boys have 
anything to do with the "moonlight 
serenading" we have been hearing 
"oft in the stilly night" of late, we 
judge there is plenty material for a 
glee club. 

Hedding College is anticipating the 
football game they are to have with 
our team, so the "travelers" inform us. 
The College won over us last year and 
are quite proud of the fact. We hope 
the next issue may reverse the score 
to such an extent that it will be better 
for them to "forget it". 

A little boost now and then is rel- 
ished even by the Courier and the 
football team. 

If we can't boost for the team let's 
keep quiet and not expose our igno- 
rance by "knocking" on it. 

All aboard for Peoria tomorrow. 

The Wkstkkn Courif.k 


If the Courier isn't exactly what 
suits you, have you contributed your 
share towards making it better? Have 
you talked it among your friends? 
Have you spoken encouragement to 
the editor? Have you contributed to 
its columns, and, moreover, have you 

(Dedicated to an empty copy hook) 
When the copy hook hangs empty, 
And the copy comes in slow, 
It makes the Courier pressman 
To the editor quickly go. 

Then the editor grabs his pencil, 
Begins to write far, far from slow, 
And he writes an editorial, 
On "Why Are Conditions So?" 



With a new school, growth must 
necessarily be slow. When we re- 
member that ours is the youngest of 
the normal schools of Illinois, a com- 
parison of previous enrollments is not 
unfavorable to us. 

We are now entering upon the tenth 
year since the establishment of the 
school, the sixth since the actual com- 
pletion of the building. That we are 
making rapid growth is shown con- 
clusively by the table below, which is 
a comparison of the enrollment for the 
fall quarter of 1910—11 with that of 
the fall quarter of 1911 — 12, If we 
take into consideration the fact that 
the increase last year over the pre- 
ceding year was only a little more 
than five per cent, we shall see what 
the school is doing, and what we may 
expect in the near future. 

Students in daily attendance. 

First quarter 1910-1 1 319 

First quarter 191 1-12 385 

Percent of gain 21 

Students by correspondence. 

1910-11 16 

1911-12 28 

Students in extension classes 61 

Total enrollment. 

First quarter 1910-1 1 335 

First quarter 1911-12 474 

Percent of gain in total 

enrollment 4l£ 


(Printed for the benefit of the football boys.) 

Did you tackle that trouble that came 
your way 
With a resolute heart and cheerful? 
Or hide your face from the light of day 
With a craven soul and fearful? 
Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an 
Or a trouble is what you make it, 
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt 
that counts, 
But cnly < < c ; i lake 

You are beaten to e?:th? We!!, well, 
what's that? 
Come up with a smiling face. 
It's nothing against you to fall down 
But to lie there — that's disgrace. 
The harder you're thrown, why the 
higher you bounce; 
Be proud of your blackened eye! 
It isn't the fact that you're licked that 
It's how did you fight — and why? 

And though you be done to the death, 
what then? 
If you battled the best you could, 
If you played your part in the world of 
Why, the Critic will call it good. 
Death comes with a crawl, or comes 
with a ponce, 
And whether he's slow or spry. 
It isn't the fact that you're dead that 
But only how did you die? 


A German Club was organized last 
week by the people in school or con- 
nected with it who have had at least 
one year's work in German. The meet- 
ing elected officers and adopted a 
constitution. After the business session 
a short program was given. It is ex- 
pected that the Club will consist of 
fifty members in a short time. Regu- 
lar meetings will be held once in two 

Several Seniors will attend the 
meeting at Peoria tomorrow. It will 
add quite materially to their future 
standing as teachers if they become 
connected with this association. 

The Western Courier 


(Continued from page 37) 

friends accompanying the team, and 
the ingenuity of our own men we fared 
fairly well and no one of our number 
seems to have expected anything bet- 
ter. To one unfamiliar with the ways 
of Illinois high schools, perhaps a 
little partial to the Southern Michigan 
spirit, this condition seems quite un- 
fortunate. This was no friendly spirit 
of rivalry nor should young men be 
taught that such is sport. Defeat did 
no harm. Was anyone benefited by 
this game? 

Let us take first action. Let the 
Normal win wherever she can, and tell 
her opponents her frank intentions. 
But we have no place for that kind of 
sport which degrades the men and the 
school. 1 venture to suggest to the Y. 
M. C. A. that it enlist the services of 
its social committee, the music 
department, the domestic science 
department and the athletic associa- 
tion for the extending of some social 
courtesies to visiting teams repre- 
senting neighboring schools. A club 
room with a place to rest and a mag- 
azine to read would be appreciated by 
any visiting athlete. 

The game at Monmouth was char- 
acterized by a rapid succession of end 
runs by the winning team. The color- 
ed man, Williams, was particularly 
apt at dodging the Normal's tacklers. 
A drop kick by the high school started 
rolling up a score which ended at 
49—0' No mention of individual 
playing is called for at this time. The 
team lacked leadership at various 
stages of the game. Our forward pass- 
es, especially on Black's side of the 
line, worked excellently for a time but 
our opponents showed more stamina 
and roughness and with a referee un- 
willing to penalize frequently, the team 
dissipated the energy with which they 
started the game. 

The lineup follows: 

Monmouth Normal 

McConnel re Watson 

Bonner, Humbert- rt Wetzel 
St.Clair, Haberman rg Wyne, Garrison 

Hood c Watson 

Frymire lg Simonson 

Jones It Stickle 

Williams le Black, Leach 

McMichael, Hartcell gt Standard 

Kinnon, Capt. rh Huey 

Ranken lh Stevens 

Runberg fh Wilson 

The Courier offers one year's 
subscription to the student sub- 
mitting the best article in 
answer to the question, "Where 
Should the New Woman's 
Building Be Located?" Mr. 
Hursh, Mr. McGilvrey, and 
Miss Grote will be judges. 

The Platonian Society held its first 
regular program last Thursday at four 
o'clock. After a short program an 
informal reception was given to all the 
students, neat invitations having been 
passed about at the Chapel hour. 
Ice cream and wafers were served 
to two or three hundred students. 


Copies of this issue of the Courier 
will be taken to the Educational 
meeting in Peoria tomorrow and will 
be distributed among the alumni at 
the alumni banquet tomorrow night 
To you alumni who receive this issue 
the Courier bids you good cheer. 
We hope you are enjoying your work 
and think you will find more pleasure 
in it, if you have your name on our 
subscription list. 


Oct. 28. Augusta at Augusta 

Nov. 3. Lombard College at Macomb 
Nov. 10. St. Albans at Macomb 

Nov. 18. Galesburg H. S. at Macomb 
Nov. 25. Hedding College at Macomb 
Nov. 29. Carthage at Carthage 

Nov. 30. Lafayette H. S. at Macomb 

George btremmel went to Momouth 
with the team Saturday. He also had 
a box of candy. The candy fell into 
the hands of Mr Walrath and Mr. 
Bishop and it hasn't been seen since. 

Some practise and class games 
coming, so the Courier hears. 


Two loyal Normal people, Lola 
Foster of last year's class and Allen 
Beall of the class of '10, were out to 
see our boys play Monmouth last 
Saturday. Miss Foster sat with a 
crowd of noisy high school girls and, 
some way or other, she did not seem 
to join in their cheers for Monmouth. 
She is teaching in Monmouth and 
says she enjoys her work. Mr. Beall 
is attending Monmouth College and 
by the way he talked he does not like 
the College as he does Normal. He 
is intending to go to the university for 
his degree next year. 

And before we forget it, Mr. Beall 
did as all loyal alumni should do — 
he subscribed for the Courier. 

Y. W. C. A. AND Y. M. C. A. 

The Young Women's Christian 
Association is taking active steps 
toward the formation of three Mission 
Study classes. They expect to take up 
"Sunrise in the Sunrise Kingdom", 
that being a study of the regeneration 
of Japan. 

The Young Men's Christian Associ- 
ation has formed three Bible study 
classes which will meet once a week 
for recitation during the school year. 
Mr. Mc Gilvrey spoke at the regular 
meeting some time ago and in the 
course of his talk brought out the 
benefits cf a regular habit of Bible 
study. The response to the call of the 
president for class members was very 
pleasing. Mr. Bishop will teach " The 
Life of Christ", Mr. Walrath will teach 
" The Life of Paul", and Mr. Bassett 
will teach " The Will of God in Man's 
Life". These classes should and no 
doubt will be well attended. Those 
who attend will receive a positive help 
that the others will miss. 

Quarterly No. 1 1 is fresh from the 
press. It contains the principal's re- 
port for 1910 — 11, courses, register 
for 1910 — 11 and the announcement 
of the 1912 Summer Term. The first 
three pages contain pictures of the 
Normal Building, the interior of the 
Auditorium and the painting of the 
Indian on Starved Rock. The publi- 
cation is worth keeping on that 
account alone. 


The Western Courier 

(Continued from page 37) 
en at the best time. The same county 
is planning to lay out two experiment 
fields in connection with the school 
work of the village schools next spring. 

Principal McGilvrey goes to Quincy 
to fill a regular weekly appointment 
with the teachers in the public 
schools of that city. This is a part 
of a <lan of expansion arranged for 
last spring, while Mr. McGilvrey was 
at the head of the department of edu 
cation of tbis school — a plan which 
it is hoped will be mutually beneficial 
to the teachers in this part of the 
state and to our own school. 

There are many teachers in various 
towns and cities in this part of the 
state, who feel the need of normal 
training, but whc do not feel that 
they can spare the time and means 
for a two years' course in our State 
Normal. To meet the needs of this 
class, a course of study is being 
planned which teachers can follow 
while teaching and which will count 
for a year's credit toward gradua- 
tion. The first place to adopt the 
new plan is Quincy, where more 
than sixty of tbe teachers are organ- 
ized into a "lass for this purpose. 
They study t\e work as outlined for 
the week, and on Friday, Mr. McGil- 
vrey goes to that city, and after 
school in the afternoon, meets with 
the class and leviews and discusses 
the week's wo r k. The school board 
at Quincy ha? made arrangements by 
which any toacher in their schools 
who does the amount of study neces- 
sary to secure the year's credit may 
be granted a year's leave of absence 
to come to Macomb snd complete the 
Normal course. 

It is expected that similar classes 
will be organized in other towns as 
the plan becomes perfected and 
known. The success of the under- 
taking at Quincy is marked. The 
teachers are enthusiastic in their re- 
sponse, and the work they are doing 
is equal in quality of that of the stu- 
dents in the regular class work at the 

This plan seems to meet a real 
need of that lirge number of teach- 
ers who, even if the schools could 
grant them extended leave of ab- 
sence for study, would finditimpossi- 
sible to meet the expense it would 
involve. Heretofore the Normal 
School has concerned itself mainly 
with the instruction of the students 
in daily attendance. If the extension 
class work fulfills the promise of its 

beginning, thq t'm° may come when 
most of thf thirtv-'i v<; hundred 
teachers in the Military Tract are 
either graduates of the Military Tra< I 
Normal or mgularly enrolled mem- 
bers of classes, working, slowly it 
may be, but steadily, toward gradua- 
tion. Such en-operation and organi- 
zation would stimulate every teach- 
er to more effective work and would 
establish new standard" of efficiency 
for the elementary schools of this 
part of the mte. It is confidently 
believed ti>nt ouperinten dents and 
teachers will .loin hands with the 
school in working out the plan 
which promises so much for the ad- 
vancement of education. 


The orchestra made its first public 
appearance at Chapel Friday. A 
popular program of waltzes and 
twosteps was given. Last night it 
furnished the music for the Emersoni- 
an Fall Party held in the music room. 
The orchestra has been invited to 
play at the Presbyterian Brotherhood 
meeting the first Monday in Novem-. 

The productions of the orchestra 
wi'l be of a higher class this year than 
ever befcre, since several valuable ac- 
quisitions have been made, one of 
these being Mr. Walker Pollock as 
first cornetist. The second violin 
section being very strong, serves to 
strengthen the whole group. The 
personnel of the orchestra is given 

First violins— Eli Smith, Mary 
Vose, Dorothy Stinson, Freda 

Second violins-- Russell Rector, 
Junior McElvain, Edward Mc- 
Donough, George Peterson. 

Cornets— Harlow Wyne, Walker 

Piano— Isabel Brooking. 
Baritone— George Jeffries. 
Trombone-- Lloyd Smith. 
Cello— Miss Davis 
Clarinets— Charles Carey, George 

Drums -- Christie Darke, How- 
ard Thompson. 

There are fifty seven people in the 
Country School Training Class. 

We may expect some Hi 
literary work from the ninth %'< 
a short time now. They are g 
used to the trend of affairs here 2nd 
will, no doubt, do some work that 
might well be patterned after. 

!t is planned to have some specia 
music at the chapel exercises every 
Friday. Talent in the school and from 
the city will be heard on those oc- 
casions. This will make a chapel visit 
very agreeable to those in the city 
who wish to attend. 

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Switzer 
drilled wheat Monday on the experi- 
mental farm. 

"Deak" Browning says he is going 
to attend the Alumni Banquet in 
Peoria Friday. It will be well for the 
management to reserve several plates. 

How are the ninth graders and 
their new study hall? We have almost 
forgotten about them. 

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'The Faculty Spooks and Junior 

Devils" Are Royally Treated 

By the Senior Ghosts. 

The seniors established their repu- 
tation as entertainers last Monday 
night at a Halloween party given to 
the juniors and the faculty in the 

The guests, met at the east door 
by a group of white robed spirits, 
were conducted solemnly and silently 
through the long, dim hallways, then 
up and up broad stairways and down 
again to the depths of earth though 
a long winding stairway lighted only 
occasionally by solitary jaek-o-lan- 
terns. In the dungeon below a mot- 
ley crowd had already gathered, la- 
dies and gentlemen in court costume, 
Spanish tambourine dancers and for- 
tune tellers, ghosts and devils; not 
the least, His Satanic Majesty him- 
self, with here and there little girls 
with their sunbonnets and dolls, and. 
best of all the clowns, all masked, 
and nearly all unknown. 

The gymnasium was unusually 
beautiful with its Halloween decora- 
tions. The evening's entertainment 
developed into a real old-fashioned 
frolic, the masks adding much to the 
freedom of the fun, and when these 
were removed there were many sur- 
prises. Sandwiches and apples, 
pumpkin pie and cider were served, 
and it was with real regret that the 
party broke up at the warning blink 
of the lights. All voted the seniors 
royal hosts, and wish that they may 
do it again. 

The boy scouts of troop No. 2 have 
received their suits, which are some- 
thing similar to the suits of the boy 
scouts of troop No. 1 . The following 
boys are the scouts in troop No. 2: 
Albert Pendell, Allen Cheeseman, 
Floyd Ellis, Greer Hermetet, Oliver 
Wisecup, Harry Jones, William Work 
and Merle Peck. 

"Ikey" Foster will be seen in the 
Lombard College game Friday. 


A Tribute Paid to the Life and 
Work of Mr. Bayliss 

Friday afternoon, October twenty- 
seventh, in the Normal Auditorium, 
the faculty and the students, with 
th e ir friends, expressed in a beauti- 
ful service a high tribute to the 
memory of the life and good work of 
Principal Alfred Bayliss in his ass - 
ciation with teh school. The spirit 
of the exercises was in perfect har- 
mony with th e high ideals tor which 
their former friend and teacher had 
labored so patiently during his years 
of service. Those chosen to speak 
knew him both as a teach e r in the 
profession and as a friend. 

Dr. L. C. Lord, president of the 
Eastern Illinois State Normal, told 
of the circumstances of his first ac- 
quaintance, and how through the 
lending of books and the study of the 
character of men, their acquaintance 
developed into strong friendship. A 
little further in his talk Dr. Lord 
spoke of his unerring judgment in 
matters requiring profound thought 
and especially in his characterization 
of men. In the latter he was supe- 
rior to most men in his profession. 

Supt. W. L. Steele, of the Gales- 
burg city schools, spoke of his inti- 
mate acquaintance with him and nar- 
rated experiences which revealed a 
strong mutual friendship. Probably 
no other school man had the oppor- 
tunity of such intimacy as was per- 
mitted him when Mr. Bayliss called 
upon him in his private office to visit 
between trains. 

Supt. S. J. Ferguson, of Rock Is- 
land county, said he knew him first 
as Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
tion. He told how helpful he was 
in his relations to the county superin- 
tendents. However, he kn e w him 
best and learned to appreciate him 
more as a friend in his work in the 
Normal School. 

Mr. Hursh knew him for a greater 
period of time than any of the pre- 
vious speakers. He told of the early 
experiences of Mr. Bayliss' school 
life, and how he rose from the ranks 
of the common school teacher to the 
head of the Normal School. In ev- 


We (The Courier) Went to See 

a Show — Other Normalites 

Sat Up Near the Stars. 

We have heard a lot about Ethel 
Barrymore and we had decided that 
should opportunity offer we would go 
to see her act. That opportunity 
offered itself the other night and altho 
it cost an educational meeting, we 
(The Courier) went. Well, the seats 
were all sold, so they put about two 
hundred of us up near Jupiter on little 
boards acout six inches wide with per- 
pendicular boards for back rests. 
When we got located and were using 
our overcoat for a cushion we looked 
about for a suitable place for our feet 
but found no other location than a 
woman's shoulder just in front of us. 

After a while the orchestra began to 
bang so we stood up so that we could 
look down to see it. There it was, 
hammering away about seventyfive 
feet below us. During the playing a 
big asbestos curtain was pulled up, the 
footlights flashed, and soon the play be- 
gan. Of course we expected to see 
Ethel come in on the run and tear 
her hair and say something like this 
"At last it is come, treacherous vil- 
lain." But instead of her we saw an 
old fellow getting boozed up way over 
in India. Pretty soon she did 
come in and the people made a noise 
with their hands. She didn't seem to 
mind it. I guess she is used to such 
foolishness. We expected her to stab 
the man right on the spot but she did 
not. Finally she said something just 
as calm as you please and her voice 
was so clear, so gentle, so easy, so 
appropriate that we forgot it was a 

So the play passed, scene after 
scene, each one quite interesting and 

(Continued on page 48) 

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and the last was his greatest success. 

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There are three classes of people 
in this world: those who lead, those 
who follow, and those who hang back. 
Those who lead are "cussed" by those 
who hang back, and those who hang 
back are cussed by the leaders. The 
people who lead are the ones who 
make conditions better for awhile, 
but soon they get swelled up over 
their power, and those who hang 
back call the "followers" into line 
and start off in another direction. 
This group leads until they get the 
big head, then those called the 
"hangersback' whistle at the follow- 
ers and start a procession all their 
own. Just this thing happens In 
school, in society, and in politics. 
The hangbacks "cuss" the leaders be- 
cause they can't be leaders, and the 
followers, like dear little sheep, 
stand still and listen to the still, 
small voice. So it is that reform 
moves so slowly. The large part of 
the people, being followers, ar e in 
controlling power, but since they are 
followers, use that power to v e ry bad 
ends sometimes. Why are conditions 
so? Because people haven't been ed- 
ucated to think for themselves 

Are YOU going to the game? 
Let's show Lombard defeat. 


The Courier took a vote iast week 
to dete-mine the students' 1 hol< e ■ .1 a 
picture. Some little fellow thought 
it would be cute to stuff the ballot 
bcx. This yottngeter, howe er, did 
not show t lie cunning that becon e 
; most politicians. He dn pped ballots 
into the box all packed together and 
all marked the same way. A near- 
sighted person could have detected 
the fraud right away. There was al- 
so some other stuffing done, but by a 
different person. This person had a 
fine-pointed fountain pen. He tried 
to disguise his hand-writing, but he 
couldn't do it. Another youngster 
thought it would be nice to have tht 
school purchase the picture entitled 
"Saved." Now that person trie 1 to 
write the word "saved" in at least a 
drzen different ways, but to any ne 
it was easy to detect the writing. 

This incident would need no men- 
tion had it no significance in the life 
of the school and the individual. 
From this it is easy to see why money 
can hire a man or company of men to 
stuff the ballot box. Here it was done 
just for fun. The spirit of playful- 
ness is very desirable in children of 
kindergarten age, but becomes very 
tiresome in ninth grade infants. 
Those who did the work should not 
be worried over the affair, because 
their choice will not be taken serious- 
ly. Really, though, it was quite a 
nice joke, and the Courier admires 
the boys for their useful ingenuity. 


Our expert pressman wrote a little 
poem the other day accusing the edi- 
tor of writing an editorial on the 
above question. Until that moment 
we had never had that question im- 
pressed upon our mind. Now 
that it has been, we will just tell you 
some of the difficulties our mind can- 
not untangle. 

Why is it that some people laugh 
out loud, some grin, and others never 
crack a smile when a speaker tells a 
funny story? That phenomenon is 
present and cannot be accounted for 
unless one goes into the depths of 

Why is it that a boy will forego 
the pleasure of athletics at a certain 
age just to carry a girl's books home? 
Soirie people say he "has it bad," but 
those are the ve ry people who are 
there themselves. 

Why is it some members of the 
faculty are so large and others so 

small,? Why is Mr. Walratb so 
small when lie ha . to handle the 
whole football team, and why \t 
While bo large when he Jusl 
around with a hammer once in a 
while? Why is it that Miss Or 
so la r 

when Miss U'il on has to carry 
and boo] s from the tatjle to th< 
room, and Miss Grote Just 'r 
from the first to the third floor ev- 
ery morning'.' 

Why is it we all have to have colds 
and cough our throats sore? Mr. 
Hursh says it is all on account of 
our stupidity. 

Now last, but not least, why is it 
some people won't subscribe for the 
Courier, when it is the best 
published at the Western Normal 


The faculty held a reception for 
the superintendent of the Macomb 
schools, Mr. Birney, and his corps of 
teachers, last Thursday from 4 
o'clock until 6. The teachers were 
invited out to see the pictures in the 
Art exhibit and were served tea in 
the Domestic Science room. 

This will no doubt be only the first 
of a series of functions of this kind 
between the normal and city teach- 
ers. These affairs will establish a 
fine relation of friendship between 
the two school systems and from this 
will result much good for all teach- 
ers concerned. 

The result of the students' choice 
of a picture in the exhibit are not 
very startling. The "Pot of Basil" 
seemed to be the first choice. "Joan 
of Arc" leceived quite a number of 
votes. Many of the training school 
votes wer e cast for "Derwentwa- 
ter." Some preferred "Mona Lisa;" 
others the Madonnas. The president 
has power to purchase several pic- 
tures, and we may expect to see them 
adorning our walls soon. 

Mr. Johnson gave a very instructive 
talk befote the young men of the 
school Tuesday at 6:45. This was 
one of a series on the subject, "The 
Ideal Man from the Physical Stand- 
point." Other talks will follow from 
week to week and the Young Men's 
Christian Association invites the men 
of the school to be present. 

Root for the team to-morrow ! 

The Western Courier 


The Augusta game served a pur- 
i ose, which probably no other game 
nt this time could have served. In 
the face of many exasperating offi- 
cial decisions and a truly hostile 
crowd, the Normals obeyed the in- 
junction to "saw wood and let the 
other fellow do the talking," to a 
ci editable extent. The two teams 
were not matched. If they had been 
evenly matched Augusta would have 
won! As it was, our new men and 
new plays had a good tryout against 
a lineup which could give only suf- 
ficient opposition to make the boys 
I play ball. It was a lesson in self- 
control and a very successful one. 

The Normal's lineup included 
Dobson, Sorensen and Smith, for 
whom this game was the first one 
this season, but these men will un- 
doubtedly be used on the first squad 
hereafter. Wilson, offensive half, 
developed new signs of strength at 
delensive center, and Wilson, togeth- 
er with Dobson at loose defensive 
quarter-back, will prove a difficult 
combination for any team to mas- 
ter. Sorenson is the right man in 
the right place, and both Huey and 
Erwin at quarter ran the team suc- 
cessfully. In the line, Captain 
Hoar was particularly noticeable for 
aggressiveness and dash. Sor e nsen 
entered the game during the second 
half to try himself out at the posi- 
tion of tackle, bu he claims never to 
have found any opportunity to test 
his ingenuity or muscle. Bennett is 
still an unknown quantify at tackle. 
In all, the second team showed 
strength and is bound to acquit itself 
well in any future scrimmage. 

The resulting score, which stood 
23 to 0, is not indicative of the su- 
periority of the team th e Normal 
sent to Augusta. The goal defended 
by the Normal was but once in any 
danger, and only continued and ex- 
travagant penalties kept Hoar's 
eleven from shoving the ball over 
for a dozen touchdowns. That much 
credit is due the boys and we hope 
they have instilled some of that ag- 
gressive spirit into the team which 
meets Lombard Friday. 

It should be said that the Augus- 
ta team itself was most courteous 
and friendly. It is to be regretted 
that the crowd along the side lines 
did not show the same kind of 

The lineup: 

Center — Gill. 

Guards — Croxton, Malcomson. 

Tackles — Bennett, Watson, Si- 

monsoh, Leach. 

Ends — Hoar (Cant.), Thompson, 

Quarterback — Erwin, Huey. 

Halfbacks — Wilson, Sorensen. 

Fullback — Dobson. 

Our second football team played a 
game with the local High Schcol last 
Thursday and won by a score of 18 to 
0. The evening was very rainy but 
the boys did not let the dampness in- 
terfere with :port. 

Quite a large cre>wd was in the top of 
the grandstand where the rain could 
not strike and from that position 
cheered the the boys effectively. 


Among the noteworthy articles re- 
cently appearing in the popular ma- 
gazines, the following will no doubt 
prove of interest to many: 

Addams, Jane — New Conscience 
and an Ancient Evil. McClure's Alag. 
p. 3, Nov. '11. 

Beard, Dan — Boy Scouts of Ameri- 
ca. Rev. of Rev. p. 429, Oct. '11. 

Bourne, S. — College: An Under- 
graduate View. Atlantic Monthly, p. 
667, Nov. '11. 

Cabot, M. — Place of Beauty in 
American Life. Forum, p. 513, Nov. 

Cromie — Investigating for Health. 
Outlook, p. 479, Oct. 28, '11. 

Dunn — Dr. Wiley and Pure Food. 
World's Work, p. 29, Nov. Ml. 

Hale, W. B. — Wo^drow Wilson; a 
Biography. World's Work, p. 14940, 
Nov. '11. 

King, H. C. — Story of the Civil 
War told by Photographs. Rev. of 
Rev., p. 459, Oct. '11. 

Will the Theft of the Mona Lisa 
Help the Louvre? Rev. of Rev., p. 
485, Oct. '11. 

Wright, Hamilton — Transforming 
the Gold Dredged Lands into Orange 
Orchards. Pop. Mechanics, p. 723, 
Nov. '11. 

The November number of World's 
Work will be found especially attrac- 
tive to those interested in agricul- 

Mr. Bassett took his country school 
class to Colchester Saturday to exam- 
ine the coal and clay mines there. 
There were some exciting experiences 
reported by several girls who went. 
Some found the close qnarters of the 
coal shaft quite uncomfortable but 
nevertheless the trip was worth while. 


During the past weeK Society Hall 
has been turned into a verualne art 
gallery. Through the courtesy of 
A. W. Elson of Chicago, we have 
been enabled to enjoy reproductions 
of some of the world's most famous 
pictures. The week has been one 
of the happy incidents of our school 
life and the enthusiasm and keen 
euj yment of the students has been 
most gratifying. The exhibit has 
been a mental and spiritual uplift to 
many. The pictures were so beau- 
tiful and the collectic n so well chos- 
en and we can truthfully say it was 
the best exhibit we ever had. 

The pictures were arranged on 
the plan followed by the best muse- 
ums. Th e pictures of each period of 
art were hung together, beginning 
with Egyptian art, leading through 
classic Greek and Roman architect- 
ure and sculpture, Gothic, early 
Italian and High Renaissance paint- 
ing, down through the ages of 
Dutch and modern painting. 

The collection was so varied and 
examples from each great school of 
painting so numerous, it would take 
too much space to give e\ en a pass- 
ing notice to all. However, the 
American School was not by any 
means least and some notable re- 
productions of famous mural deco- 
rations were shown, and paintings of 
world-wide fame. 

The Board of Trustees has gen- 
erously offered to present the school 
with several of the best and most 
popular reproductions. The pictures 
purchased are not to be placed per- 
manently in any one room, but are 
to be loaned from one room to an- 
other; and the pictures at present in 
the Art Room are to be included in 
this "moving picture show." 

We hope all this will tend to a 
higher appreciation of sincere, 
thoughtful study of the good and 
true in art and a cultivation for the 
inner life. "Build for yourselves 
nests for beautiful thoughts, homes 
for the soul to dwell in." 

The benior committee responsible 
for the publication of the Sequel are 
busy with the initial steps necessary 
to such an undertaking. 

Miss Hamilton returned from Ke- 
wanee Tuesday where she had been 
doing educational work. 

Every cheer counts to-morrow. 


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some intensely dramatic. In all cas- 
es Ethel Barrymore could speak a 
word in a whisper almost and it could 
be heard away up there in starland. 
There were other good actors in the 
play, too. Some were common men 
just as you would see in a store or a 
bank. One was a fussy old man who 
was all mixed up in his philosophy of 

We v/ould have enjoyed the play 
very much indeed had it not been for 
a "cute" young lady with a number 
two shoe having a toothpick toe who 
persisted in circumscribing our shoul- 
der blade just as the dramatic tension 
was the highest. We didn't know 
whether she was excited and couldn't 
help it or whether she wanted to leave 
the print of her shoe on our back just 
to humiliate us when we saw our lady 
friends. Anyhow, we are not going to 
tell our readers the names of any other 
Normalites who sat up there with us 
in the seventh magnitude. 

After it was all over we asked our- 
selves why we would endure 
such persecution just to hear some- 
thing that wasn't real, something just 
played. We haven't answered our 
question yet but guess it was just be- 
cause "it might have been." 


Mr. Hursh was not the only sage 
who decided whiskers were unsanitary. 
Some believe, however, that the ques- 
tion of health did not enter into that 
gentleman's mind when he applied the 
razor to his beard. It is reported that 
he wanted his wife to see his chin. 
The other sage who relieved himself of 
a like burden will be learned from the 
following clipping from the "Plattsville 
(Wis.) Exponent". 

"President Sutherland appears with- 
out a mustache." 

Mr. Sutherland's friends would like 
to see him in that state. 

Ed De Camp, our first floor janitor, 
is carrying his hand in a bandage as 
the result of an insect infection. 

Monday evening each member of 
the faculty and the office force was 
presented with a fine large photograph 
of Mr. Bayliss. These pictures 
were presented by the Department of 
Photography and were made by Mr. 
Johnson. It was due to the efforts of 
Mr. Bayliss that this department was 
formed and all know that its work is 
very satisfactory. 


On Tuesday, from 3:50 to 5:00 
o'clock, the seniors, faculty and sev- 
enth grade were entertained by the 
eighth grade. 

Tb e "gym" was decorated with 
pumpkin faces, autumn leaves and 
Halloween creations made by the 

Probably one of tbe most unique 
features of the party was the pump- 
kin relay. Even our most dignified 
faculty members were invited to com- 

Seniors who wouldn't think of smi- 
ling in the class-room won the prize 
for the standing broad grin. It isn't 
every day that we can learn our past 
history and coming fortune as we 
did, and the "prophecy by candle" re- 
lieved the minds of many. Other 
Halloween pranks were played. 
Ghosts and witches were very much 
in evidence. We'll all agree that the 
eighth graders know exactly how to 
give a party. Everything was plan- 
ned by the children and then their 
plans were carried out without help 
outside of the class. 


The second and third grade room 
was well decorated for the Halloween 
activities held there. Black bats 
black cats, brownies, witches, 
and all the animals and superhuman 
beings were in evidence there. All 
this was done by the children and fur- 
nished them with employment for sev- 
eral days previous. 

Not less characteristic was the first 
grade room. Here the children had 
used their spare time in making cats 
witches and brownies for the occasion. 
Some children brought jack-o-lanterns 
from home. The exercises given in 
these rooms are worthy of compliment 
and are coming to be recognized as 
factors in elementary education. 

The football team is being put 
some vigorous practice for the 
bard game. The student:, 
an effort to get a good crovd to the 
game so that the boys may have a 
"full house" to play before. The ad- 
vertising manager Ls planning a parade 
around the square Friday at 3 c 
with the band and the students have 
notified the townspeople of the game. 
They will assemble en the field and be 
ready for the Kick-off at 4 o'clock. 

Here is a chance for everybody to 
be loyal. 

The Courier pressman sa.\s that if 
he has to run a print shop in fa 
(if) and things go as they have gone 
this week, there sure will be some 
feathers flying. 

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The Courier came into existence 
as a weekly issue thru the sugges- 
tion and direct assistance of Mr. 
Bayliss and its character to-day 
s mainly due to his interest 
in it. The great number of ex- 
pressions of appreciation of him as 
i man and an educator lead the 
Courier to devote this number to a 
memorial of him, our loved Princi- 
pal who was summoned when in 
the midst of his noblest work. 


Alfred Bayliss was born in Bled- 
Ington, England,. County of Glou- 
OBter, March 22, 1847, and was 
hristened in the Episcopal Church 
if the parish. When but a child oi" 
ibout six years his parents came to 
America and settled in Hillsdale, 
Michigan. Soon after their coming 
a .Michigan his mother died. She 
«eems to have been a source of en- 
ouragement to young Alfred to 
u-ek an education, and thru her in- 
fluence he had already gained an 
;steem for hooks. 

His mother died when he was 
atoe years of age, and his father, a 
few years later. From the age of 
12 Alfred made his own way. He 
worked his way into Hillsdale Col- 
lege or the academy and had done 
some college work when, in 1863, at 
the age of sixteen, he enlisted in 
•he nth Michigan cavalry and 
served thru the war. 

1'lion his return from the army 
lie re-entered Hillsdale college and 
graduated in 1870, earning his way 
l>y working at whatever he could 


la l S70 he was eh cted princ pal 
of the LaGrange, in liana, s h.ools, 
and later becan e countj a rf up< rinten ■ 
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After a term of years, lie withdiew 
from school work and engaged in 

journalism, having purchased an In- 
tel est in "'rhe Sterling Standard; 
hut after editing this paper for two 
years, dining which time it became 
the leading paper of the city, the 
school board induced him to return 
to the superintendency of their 
schools, which he held until 1895, 
when he resigned to make It's first 
canvass for the cifice of Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction. Al- 
though popular favc- was with Mr. 
Bayliss, he was defeated in the con- 

After a short period. during 
which he was in a measure identi- 
fied with the "Child Study Month 
ly." he accepted the principals!! in of 
the Streatcr Township high school. 

In 1898 he was nominate 1 and 
elected by the Republican party to 
the office of Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction, which he held two 
terms. He was elected principal of 
the Western Illinois State Normal 
School in 1905, and assumed the 
administration of that institution in 
1906, which he held until Irs death. 
August 2 6, 1911. 

His wife and two daughters, Ker- 
nie and Zee, survive him, and one 
brother, William Bayliss, cf Titus- 
ville, Pa. 

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i ; J. P. MAINS, 


Adopted by j he Board oi 
Trustees oi the West- 
ern State Normal. 

Whereas, The hand of death has 
suddenly and unexpectedly termina- 
ted the life work of Alfred Bayliss, 
Principal of the Western illino.s 
State Normal at Macomb, and, 

Whereas, In its educational and 
civic life the state of Illinois has 
profited in so large a measure from 
his labors and his ideals, and 

Whereas, In his young manhood he 
had offered his life and all his hopes 
on his country's altar, and 

Whereas, In all the walks of life 
he had met every responsibility with 
courage, had performed every duty 
with pain, taking fidslity and ful- 
filled every obligation with unques- 
tioned integrity, therefore, he it 

Resolved, That in his death the 
wife and daughters lose a devoted 
husband and father; the school with 
which he was connected an able and 
faithful administrator, and the state 
of Illinois a noble and patriotic citi- 
zen. Be it further 

Resolved, That in their association 
of five years with Mr. Bayliss, the 
members of the Board of Trustee- 
of the Western Illinois State Normal 
School gained confidence in his prac- 
tical ability, have increased their ap- 
preciation of his wise counsel, have 
admired him for his ideals, and have 
learned to love him for the true no- 
bility of his manhood. Be it furthe- 

Pesolved, That the members of 
this board tender to the bereaved 
family their heartfelt sympathy and 


The students of this school iian 
been fortunate in having 

contact with our late principal, Al 
tied Bayliss. -Now that we aie cons' 
pelled to look on his life from a far 
ther view, we see even more clearl 
his noble character. Sincerity am 
love were the two virtues win 
which his students found him mod 
worthily endowed. He was sinced 
to the principles that formed hi 
philosophy of life. The student 
who had occasion to speak to hi^ 
personally always found him kin 
and helpful. Those who knew hi 
feel that their lives, dedicated 
high ideals and noble acts, will I, 
the best way to show their tru 
preciation of the life of the "So ii 

From Quincy StudentsJ 

Permit us, the teachers of 
Quincy Public Schools, on this, ti 
occasion of the memorial exerci 
to give an expression of our heai< 
and sincere appreciation of PrincijJ 
Altred Bayliss, a man wh( m 
learned to know as one of God's n 
men and whose memory we s 
ver cherish and revere. 

We wish to say that we eour 
great Messing to have had Mr. B: 
liss for our teacher. We admijj 
him as a teacher, respected hit- 
man, and loved him as a friend. 
found him at all ti^es sympathy 
and considerate, alv. ays showing 



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lit > appreciation of the efforts of 
students, and ever having their 
i Interests and welfare at heart. 
Hie death of Mr. Bayliss came as 
Lvere shock to us. We shall miss 
i more ilian we can tell. We feel 
t we have lust a sincere Friend, 
t the State Normal has lost a 
e and just principal, that the Mil- 
y Tract has lost a wise and cour- 
lOiis leader, and that Illinois and 
nation have lest a most promi- 
H educator. 


kom Teachers of White- 
side County. 

Tie teache-s of Whiteside county, 
institute assembled, have heard 
h sorrow and surprise the an- 
Btcemi nt of the death of Alfred 
yUss, for twenty years identified 
h the educational interests of our 
mtv, and desire to express our 
I appreciation of his character. 
Resolved, We shall ever cherish 
memory of one whose genial 
seme so often inspired our as- 
iblies, of one who brought his 
t abilities to the discharge of 
ry responsible office, who aimed 
the loftiest ideals of his profes- 
n, and who always showed a 
rm sympathy with the cause of 
ind and symmetrical scholarship. 

From Sterling Alumni 

Vt a meeting of the old Sterling, 
nois. Second Ward Alumni, and 
| associate teachers, and former 
pils of the late Alfred Bayliss, 
d Friday evening, September 1st, 
i following memorial was drawn 
and the committee authorized to 

send a copy to the bereaved family 
and to the papers. 

We meet tonight with the spirit 
of love and sympathy o'erflowing our 
hearts to pay tribute to our beloved 
teacher and friend, Alfred Bayliss. 

No one can appreciate more fully 
than members of the old Seccnd 
Ward Alumni, the need of a just and 
unvarnished tribute to one who never 
sought praise, but who, turning his 
energy to a noble purpose, accom- 
plished that purpose regardless of 
public opinion. 

Twenty years of his early man- 
hood were spent laboring among us 
with unceasing energy and devotion 
— a devotion free from ostentation 
and with a keen insight into the ex- 
isting needs of educational advance- 
ment in general and local needs in 

We remember him not only as a 
Superintendent, but as a teacher in 
the class room, who seemed peculiar- 
ly adapted to impart an inspiration 
to the hundreds who passed under 
his instruction. 

His co-operation with the County 
Sunerintendent made the high school 
a benefit to the country schools, and 
served a special purpose of keeping 
the pupils in school till graduation. 

He accomplished the first step in 
placing the old S. W. High School on 
the accredited list of normal schools, 
r~i'~~~c. on*! universities thereby not 
only raising the standard of scholar- 
ship in our city, but also increasing 
the usefulness and developing the 
possibilities of Sterling boys and 

The splendid Township High 
School of which we are so proud 
was a "pet" idea of his, which he 
carefullv fostered and developed un- 
til others became interested. 

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Not only did he gi\ e lii earl 
hood lo our loi al si hools, but also 
showed his int< reel In the uplift of 
i he city. To his efforts as a n 
and si i n I rj of the flrsl librai 
board is largely due i he cr< dit of a 
series cf excellent courses of l< I 
and music. He also foresaw the tie d 
and advantage oi a city hal!. 

Thai same concentration of pur- 
pose which distinguished i im as a 
student, teacher, and editor, made of 
him the citizen of progress and a '- 
vancement, the embodiment of high 
standards. As a citizen, hi lo 
to Sterling is clearly shown w] i 
expressed to friends the satisfaction 
it might he in spending on' 's latter 
days in Sterling and finally to be 
laid to rest on the brow of the cliff 
overlooking the beautiful Rock river. 

Perhaps no one could understand 
the intrinsic value of his friendship 
better than these pupils of hi- who 
afterward became his a=s^riate 
teachers. His justice, h ; s faithful- 
ness to duty, his helpfulness and 
his friendship were always examples 
to be emulated by his co-workers. 

That he attained the hi^h position 
of State Superintendent of Public 
Instruction after leaving us bad been 
anticipated, and that he strove con- 
scientiously in this, as in all other 
positions, to keep politics out of edu- 
cational affairs, reveals in an unu- 
sual degree the integrity and broad- 
mindedness of the man. 

To his family we extend our sin- 
cere sympathy, hoping that as they 
are comforted in their hanpy recol- 
lections of him, we mav all receive 
new inspiration for the battle of life 
as we recall his success. 



From Fru 

State of Illinois, Di , i 

1911. Hon. S. B. 

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our favor of 12i 


School will hold memorial exei 

for Pi it 

ber 27th, at t wo •> clock p. d 
inviting me to be present and deli 
an address. 

1 profoundly regret that official 
gagements which I cannot break 
pn veni me from attending 
ercises i my humble 

sincere tribute to the memory ol 
man whom I admired and loved. 

It was my good fortune to kn 
Alfred Baylies for nearly twe 
years, and during the last ten ye 
of his life I knew^ him intimately. 
knew him as in official. I knew 
as a neighbor. I knew him a; 
friend. To every trust he was fa 
ful, in every ft F that he trod 
tvas efi dent, helpful and master 
and in all the relations of life he 
siniere. I never knew and never 
pect to know a better citizen, a ss 
counsellor, a truer gentleman, 
more loyal friend. 


I had the pleasure and privi 
of knowing Mr. Alfred Bayliss 
mately for years, and to me he 
a most companionable and lov 
man — no conceits, no vain a 
tions, no complaints, satisfied " 
the world and the chance he 
had, yet always with an idea he 
working out. I valued Mr. Ba |ss 
as a friend for his open-mindedtss, 
his freedom from bias, his good j lg- 

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i em. and his poise of character. 

No one had greater faith than did 
le in public education, with which 
lis lilt.' was identified, and he was in 
nil sympathy with its present ten- 
lenci.s. Mr. Bayliss did a man's 
vork well in his life; and hi- went to 
lis reward without regrets, and 1 
lave no doubt that when he awoke 
le was satisfied. 


A review of the life of Alfred 
Jayliss will bring into true relief 
i career of signal honor and useful- 
less: a life in which man's obliga- 
ions to his work and the world were 

The tribute 1 pay to the memory 
ind virtues of this accomplished 
eacher, honored citizen and wor- 
hy ex-soldier Hows from an ac- 
Hiaintance of more than oO years. 
-"or nearly four years it was my 
rivilege to assist him in the dis- 
harge of the duties pertaining to 
le Department of Public Instruc- 

In the efficient and faithful ser- 
ices rendered by th 
is teacher in the rural schools, as 
ounty and city superintendent of 
ic&ools, as principal of a township 
ligh school, as superintendent of 
itiblic instruction and as principal 
if the Western Illinois Normal 
School, he accomplished a work in 
he educational development of Illi- 
iois beyond the power of words fully 
o measure. In every pos'tion 
k'hich he filled, he was absolutely 
rue to his convictions, and unselfish- 
y committed to what he believed 
\ere the public interests. 

In considering the life and labors 
it Mi. Bayliss there is something oo- 
ond and above the intellectual ef- 

fects ei ins woik that command in: 
love and admiiat.on. \\ ,.i. he 
was a man of stiong convictions and 
si tong in the uiu ranee of them, he 
possessed a rare generosity of na- 
ture, an instinctive regard for fam- 
ily ami friends, an inherited sense 
of right, a cheerful disposition, an 
ever saving sen: i ol kindly humor, 
a. 1 an unfailmt, ciarm of manner. 
These are qualities which together 
make up an attractive personality 
such as mark a man as part of the 
best there is in the world. 

Aurora, 111. 

"He was strongly attached to his 
friends, true to his convictions, and 
unflinching in whatever he thought 
was right. I came to know him in 
an intimate way when he was a 
member of the Beard of Trustees of 
the University of Illinois, with 
which I was associated. At a time 
when the university was expanding 
rapidly, and when it had to meet a 
myiiad cf troublesome qaestions, h<< 
cculd always be relied upon, not only 
for his absolute honesty and inde- 
pendence, but quite as much for his 
clarity of judgment and forcefulness 
of statement." — Hon. Andrew S. 
Draper, Commissioner of Education, 
N. Y. 

I leave it to others to tell of the 
fine scholarship of Alfred Bayliss, of 
his success as a teacher an 1 admin- 
istrator, of his life that has been a 
beaccn light to many. But to 
me comes only the thought 
that I have lost a friend. A compan- 
ion with whom I have spent happy 
hours and with whom I had antici- 
1 ated the enjovment of many more, 
has gene. I cherish the memory of 


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our friendship, and this will remain 
to me ever a pr< 'ions possession. 


Mr. Bayliss was perhaps most 
widely known for the conscientious 
and distinguished service he gave to 
state and national educational af- 
fairs, but many of us will hold him 
in memory for the closer personal 
and professional relations that de- 
velop! (1 during his administration in 
the State Normal School. 

Mr. Bayliss has enjoyed the con- 
fidence and respect of hi.s fellow 
school men because of his broad 
knowledge of affairs, his safe coun- 
sel, and above and beyond all his 
seemingly immeasurable charity for 
human weakness. 

The loyalty of his students was a 
real tribute. I have heard them say 
repeatedly: "I must succeed because 
Mr. Bayliss expects it from me." 
This same influence extended far be- 
yond his student body, for he was 
an inspiration to us all. We all feel 
that we have lost not only a co- 
worker and counsellor, but a real 
friend. R. G. JOXES. 

Principal Alfred Bayliss was p 
broad-minded, big-hearted, ropgres- 
sive and sympathetic man, ready at 
all times to encourage and to help 
those seeking the higher and the 
better things in life. He was always 
willing and ready to further the edu- 
cational interests and welfare of in- 
dividuals and institutions with 
which he came in contact. Those of 
us whose pleasure and good fortune 
it was to know him respected and 
admired him as a sincere friend. His 
sad and untimely death was a severe 
shock to us. We can hardly realize 

i ,ji tact i o longer with u 

In his death, the Western Illiuo 
State Norma] School has sustain 
an irreparable loss, the city of M 

comb has had to give up a noble cil 

zen, the .Military Tract ha.-, lest 

sane and enthusiast 

lead< r and counsellor, and from I 

State of Illinois has been taken aw: 

a worthy educator whose 

and efficient services could act i 



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My relations with Alfred Baylii 
extending over a period of twenty 
mere years, were largely of a soc. 
nature. He was a true-hearted ge 
tleman, a warm friend, and was s£ 
ly missed when he left our circle. T 
feeling was, and has remained, tl 
his place could never be filled. 

As a business man his word 
beyond question, and as long as 
lasts we shall remember him 
affi cticn. 


Sterling, 111. 

I have known Mr. Bayliss dui 
the entire time that I have been 
gaged in school work in Illinois. 
have always admired and respe( 
him in the highest degree and 
that the cause of education in 
State and Nation has suffered 
greatest loss in his untimely de 

The worth of his leadership i 
positions of trust which he 
filled is well known, but his ii 
ence upon the school work and 
school workers of the State re 
ing from his noble, unselfish 
his sound judgment, his wise c 
sel, his sympathetic advice, can i 
be fully appreciated. Yet we si 

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ll be thankful tor having had Ufred 

iayliss so long with us as a friend 
nd co-worker. 

GER \i;i) T. smith. 

Educational circles in this state 
aw sustained a serious loss in tiie 
oath of the Hon. Alfred Bayliss, 
resident of the Western Illinois 
fate Xi final School at .Macomb, and 
rior to that Superintendent of Pub- 
ic instruction in Illinois. 

His career as a teacher has been 
ne of marked success. He had a 
otable career before he was elected 
tate superintendent. In this latter 
apacity he showed himself progres- 
ive. He took the pains to inform 
imself o" what was being done in 
ther states and countries and tried 
3 bring the system in this state up 
3 the level of the very best. In par- 
icular did he take the deep- 
st interest in the work of 
fie country schools, and this 
e maintained during the time of his 
residency of the Normal. The con- 
dence of the people in his ability 
nd efficiency was shown by his re- 
lection to the office of state superin- 
jndent. Then during his second 
;rm came the call to the presidency 
f the Xormal, which for the last five 
ears he has ably administered. The 
[•hool during that time has had a 
rowth of a substantial and perma- 
ent character, and has added a num- 
cr of new features that have keDt it 
breast of the times. Mr. Bayliss 
as ever keen to promote efficiency 
l all departments. Of recent weeks 
e has devoted much time and study 
D plans ofr the new Woman's Hall 
3r which the Legislature made ap- 
ropriation, and but recently visited 
everal institutions in this state to 
ain ideas. He was conscientious and 

thorough in his work and inspired 
others, lie had the confidence of his 
board and the affection of the pupils 
and the teachers, to whom his death 
will come as a great shock. 

In proof of his love for the country 
schools, it can be said that he insti- 
tuted a model country school, the 
board acquiescing heartily, and this 
school proved a valuable adjunct of 
the institution. 

Mr. Bayliss has often appeared at 
institutes and on other occasions in 
this city and county and was admired 
for his substantial qualities. He has 
been closely identified for the last 
quarter of a century with all that is 
best in educational progress in Illi- 
nois, and his death, when apparently 
he had yet years of large usefulness 
before him, is a large public loss. — 
Ualesburg Register. 

Then, too, Mr. Bayliss had faith. 
Not faith in the superstitions of a 
dead past, but faith in the vital fruit 
of a living present. He stood boldly 
and splendidly in the advance guard 
of intellectual and moral pioneers. 
He was not afraid of truth. He was 
openly hospitable to the largest af- 
firmations. His optimism was con- 
vincing because it was a personal 
asset in his conquest of life. Then, 
too, he was self-poised with a confi- 
dence born of his own sincerity. 

The championship of modern 
ideals subtly reacted on the high 
school as an institution and in turn 
on the life of the community. His 
belief in democracy of opportunity 
and aristocracy of worth was part of 
his sane, rational, well balanced 
mind and will live on in the hearts 
and minds of his associates as an in- 
tegral element of his character. 

Of such are the enduring monu- 


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nil. u, , e to the tr< nd of 

affairs b( ri ,,,.:, ator. As a man 
in i Le i rai tica] and social life o 
tow ii he was always li] eable f r his 
rm human tiies, for I 

for his ready wit, 
for his iini ersal kindlini -s and e r- 
dial Fellowship.- independent-Times, 
SI feal li 

in of indi id al 

and worth. A son of poor parents, 
his hands took hold of toil as soon 
as he was old enough to work, a sol- 
dier ,'or his country while in his 
teens, was the sort of foundation on 
which to erect not only an educa- 
tion, bul executive ability with it. 
Added to all this was a character of 
sturdy, straight-forward, manly in- 
dependence and honesty; virtues 
that all admire and of which we are 
sorry to say the world has not 
enough. Nor was there in this in- 
tegrity fnd rectitude of character 
the least iota of pedantry or narrow 
bigotry. On the contrary, he had 
broad views in this field. He always 
save credit for men being more 
honest than do the generality of a 
community, and had a wide charity 
for those who fell or came short of 
true civic or individual virtue. Set- 
ting a mark of exact honesty for 
himself to follow, he always save to 
others the benefit of the doubt. 


In the death of Mr. Bayliss this 
state has lost a champion of prog- 
ress but in this district, and espe- 
cially in this county, do we feel the 
greater loss. It was here that he 
gave his time and talent to the work 
in detail, advising and working with 
teachers of all grades. He was ever 

willing to help bj 


the schools - 

all tii< 

li. K 

The news o n a;jd 

our old frie 
Hon. A. Bayliss caused 
si trow in all larts of Whites 
county. His mission w;,- 
one, his spirit was fearless, and 

'Well done, good and faithfur t 
v nt." B. V. HEXD 

M( ri .sen, 111. 

I knew Mr. A! tied Bayliss first 
Superintendent of Public Instruct! 
Here he was sympathetic, help 
and was 
and encouragi 

county superintendent was mak 
lie was therefore an ins] i 
a more consecrated and eo 
( ffort on my part. 

As i resident of the Western 
nois Normal School, I have < 
close to him, and learned to appi 
ate his great-heartedness men 
spirit of sympathetic interes 
which he followed his graduate 
tin It "< Ids ol '■' rl was fatherly 
tender. This revealed to me his 
ne c s and tei d rness to a degr 
had not before known. 


Pock Island. 

I always found Mr. Bayliss a 
sniration and very helpful to 
al! my relations with him as cc 
superintendent of schools. H< 
much for the elevation and imi 


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liii'iii of the country school. Hi 
.leath is a distinct loss to llio cms 
at education. M. M. COOK, 

Bupt. oi Schools, Fulton County. 

It is with Hi lings o 
;orrou that 1 h arued ol I lie deal b i I 
Mr. Bayliss. Mj acquaintance with 
of his ol sction 
is Superintendent o) Public ins; < ,i< 
Lion. My relath ns v\ ith him in this 
apathy were most pleasant. I It- was 
in excellent adviser and counsellor, 
ind one could at all times feel that 
in him he h id a friend. Mis con- 
:1m t of I i State Superin- 

- too well 1 n w i! to need 
Ggfrther con . but his work 

:ind influence there will be felt fo 1- 
years to come in the schools of Illi- 

His work in Macomb will be an 
Qadoring moni'tneni to his ability 
ind management. Through his ef- 
fcrts this school soon took rank with 
he very best nf our normal schools. 
In the establishment of the model 
•ountry school and the one-year 
too! cour; e, 1 Feel he did 
- for the cause of edu- 

In his death the schools :f Illinois 

lave suffered an irreparable loss. 

1 feel I have lost a good, 

rue friend in the fullest sense of the 


The world can ill afford to lose 
men like Alfred Bayliss. 

County Supt. Mercer Co. 


saw tin ir needs and 
planned for their welfare with pecu- 
liar insight, sympathy, and wisdom. 
Those of us who are older will not 
so< n for ,et his i tigged manhood; his 
unusually discerning judgment in 
p.] a i oal affairs, and the constant 
evidence of res< n e i i . 

F. (J. ■ .MTIO, 
Supt. Schools G-alva. 

Mr. Bayliss was a man notable no 
less for his sanity and balance than 
for his rugged strength. In his 
thought he magnified the teacher and 
in his own life he justified the 
thought. The Country Schools of 
Illinois have had no better friend — • 
r.o cue of greater discernment and 
sympathy and no one whose sire: I . 
was given to them in .41 eater meas- 
ure. Teachers will mourn Air. Bay- 
liss as a wise and helpful friend; and 
all, whether teachers or not, will 
look upon his going as a serious loss 
ublic education. 

Supt. Knox County Schools. 


President Bayliss was a good man, 
a straight, strong, honest man. Illi- 
nois can ill spare him. The country 
respected him. He had been on some 
of our great national committees. We 
had learned to know the man. You 
can not at once replace Bin.. 

Pres. State Normal School, 

Kirksvil'.e. Mo. 

All who have come into anything 
: ke intimate contact with Mr. Bay- 
liss must feel in his death a keen 
personal loss. But it is the children 
»f the State, and especially those of 

Payli&s is a true man, loyalty, in- 
tegrity, good fellowship, geniality, 
modesty, and purity — what more 
could I aspire to be. 


Chicago, 111. 


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The death of Hon. Alfred BayllM 

i.s a distinct personal loss to me. The 
loss to the state can never be meas- 
ured. Genuineness was his strongest 
trait. Insincerity, to him, was im- 
possible. To know him was to love 
him and confide in him. His advice 
was sought and value 1 because it 
was motived by the love of truth and 
not by the pleasure of the moment. 
Intellectually he was clear and deep. 
H( seized the kernel of the subject 
and was neither deceived nor amaz- 
ed by the husk. He was a man of 
convictions and dared to hit at shams 
and fallacies. 

Illinois will ever remember and 
revere his name for the great things 
he did for its educational advance- 
ment and emancipation. Not only 
that, but he will be lovingly cherish- 
ed in the memories of our successors 
in the educational work for the 
greater things that his prophetic in- 
stinct caught and held up for the 
inspiration of our great common- 

To me he was a friend and coun- 
sellor. To few men do I owe as much 
in a personal way for inspiration, for 
better conditions socially and edu- 
cationally, and also for a fuller per- 
sonal living, as I do to Alfred Bay- 

G. W. COXX, JR. 

Woodstock. 111. 

My acquaintance with Alfred Bay- 
liss extended over a quarter of a 
century, the growing period of edu- 
cational ideals and institutions in 

To enjoy his friendship was a 
great pleasure and to enjoy his con- 
fidence, a delight. It was my good 
fortune to enjoy both. To those who 
were thus favored, Mr.Bayliss proved 

tumseli to be a loyal friend, a 
i llor, and a ti UtitvfrOl 

la i. He was a goo 
aiid measures and possessed in a hij, 
degree the ability to discriminate c 
tween the true and the false, bet we 
sham and pretence on the one ha 

<- genuine and sincere on 
other. For the former, he had abt 
lutely no use. For the latter be 
the greatest admiration. 

Though frequently called upon 
mingle with and to address large 
semblages of people, he preferred 
small company. Seated at a ta 
surrounded by a few trusted frieni 
he would single out a topic, usua 
P< naming to some measure lor 
advancement or betterment of « 
cation and ask, "Is the thing feasil 
is it practical? What objections 
liable to be met and what obstai 
to be overcome in carryin" it ou 
This, not for the sake of controvei 
but to bring within his field of 
ion any possible factor that 
have escaped his thought. Hav 
once decided upon a course of act 
he moved forward toward its 
tion unflinchingly and unswervin 
He rarely made mistakes, hence 
had few to correct. I have cle 
in mind the last of these little 
ferences it was my pleasure to 
tend. He set forth at this time 
proposition for enlarging the st 
and usefulness of the Military T 
Normal School in a way not ye 
my knowledge undertaken by an; 
the Normal Schools. I am inforitd 
he had plans well perfected forts 
consummation when called to hisie- 
ward by the beckoning of the r.m 

Supt. Schools, Abing 


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"His ability to seize upon the cen- 
tral idea of a large and complex situ- 
ation and to state it in simple lan- 
guage, enabled him to accomplish 
great things quietly. His work as 
Superintendent of Public Instruction 
Will constitute for him a permanent 
monument. We are still discovering 
big things done by him during tbe 
eight years he was superintendent, 
which at the lime of accomplishment, 
attracted little or no attention."— 
Hon. F. G. Blair, Supt. Public In- 

"There were few whom I held in 
such high respect and esteem, and 
added to that was an increasing 
fondness." — Pres. L. C. Lord, Char- 
leston Normal. 

"The cause of education has lost 
one of its most faithful students and 
most conscientious advocates." — 
Pres. D. B. Parkinson, Carbondale 

"We honor him for his fine ser- 
vice in posts of high responsibility, 
and most of all for his genuine man- 
hood." — Pres. David Felmley, Old 

"The problems of Macomb Normal 
are well on the way toward solution 
when Alfred Bayliss takes hold of 
them. You watch Macomb and see 
it come out all right." — Pres. John 
Cook, DeKalb Normal, in 1907. 

"Not only we, but education in 
Illinois, will feel the loss of Alfred 
Payliss."— Mrs. F''p Flagg Young, 
SBOt. Chicago Schools. 

"I have few friends, and of that 
few I felt that he was t h <* met 
surely mine." — Supt. Orville T. 
Bright, Chicago. 

"I cannot do more than write to 
you of my extreme sorrow at Mr. 
iiayliss' death. — Hon. L. Y. Snei- 
man, Springfield. 

"He was a man who filled to the 
full every place he was called upon 
to occupy. None can measure the 
good he has done, and the deeds, for 
the betterment of mankind, that live 
after him, can never be numbered." 
— Wm. Hawley Smith, Peoria. 

"Illinois has lost one of the most 
tireless workers for better things in 
our schools. He laid foundations up- 
on which others will build." — Geo. A. 
Brown, Editor School and Home 

"He was a strong man, a gee 1 
friend, and we all loved him." — Da- 
vid Arnold, New York City. 

"After all it is a great thing to 
live like a man and die like a man. 
This he did; what more can be said?" 
— O. B. Ryon, Streator. 

"I have known him for nearly thir- 
ty years and have valued his friend- 
ship as highly as that of any man I 
have ever known. He was constant. 
He was genuine. He was loyal. He 
was a man. And so his death is a 
permanent loss to the state and to 
his host of friends." — Wm. S. Mack, 

"I never knew a finer type of gen- 
tleman. I never knew a truer, sincer- 
er man." — Hon. W. H. Stead, Spring- 

"Alfred was my friend and fellow 
schoolman for many years, and a 
comrade whom I revered." — C. C. 
Duffy, Dept. Commander, G. A. R. 

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"And to him our last 
farewell."— Class of '84, Sterling. 




An Appreciation 

The agent of bereavement is at 
times as mysterious as it is certain. 
Jl was so with the unfortunate de- 
parture of our good friend, Mr. Al- 
fred Bayliss. in finishing a life of 
unusual perfection, he has left us 
the fairesl legacy he had — the exam- 
ple of his life, which, if patterned, 
Will win honorable acquirements and 
true friendships. What a precious 
inheritance it is, when we become 
possessed of it in its fullest realiza- 

Here was a man so gentle by na- 
ture that little children sought the 
pleasure of his words. It was his 
delight to engage them in conversa- 
tion and stimulate them with the 
deeds of noble men. If he had any 
preference, his whole heart yearned 
for the educational advancement of 
the youth, and the common welfare 
of the common schools. Such was 
his solicitation for them, that it was 
his constant thought, in his days of 
labor, and in his hours of rest. 

In his relations with his associ- 
ates he exhibited rare patience and 
was most kind. He never allowed 
anyone to exceed him in generosity, 
and always praised the virtues of the 
unappreciated. His gentle spirit 
filled the soul of a friend with cheer- 
fulness, and he always dealt kindly 
and justly with those in opposition. 
With the subtlest tactfulness he 
wove the threads of personal diver- 

IntO a fa i 

of al 

g< iii < bis adjust! 

tnents with 

public relal 
li'.n the school functioned, it founal 

i;i him a man 

unusual grace and dignity. 

\\ hat has b» en ac< omplished in 
the five years of his labors, eannoi 
now The scholars of 

future y< ars will live ' 
• Even now his ideals ha 

I o 'ated in the curricula o 
.Normal Schools. 

In the days of our sorrow 
for an outward expression 
true worth of a great man, but find 
it not. We cannot, neither iz 

customed to such a Ioe 
aecepl it as an event in the eternal 
. we will agree that his li 
emely beautiful in its fullness 
and completeness. The s;ji ri - 
man and his works remain with us, 
and we accept their benefit 
nuenee with sincere appreciation. 

Xo man gave himself more freofl 
or devotedly to his work than did Al- 
fred Bayliss. With him in a rare and 
fine sense a public office was a public 
trust. Hating shams and impatient 
with fine talk, he was generous in ap- 
proval of solid accomplishment even 
in little things. His integrity ot 
mind and warm heart won for him 
the love and respect of all his stu-j 
dents: what finer tribute can be paid 
to one who gave his life without stinti 
1 1 the advancement of the teacher's 
work? To all who really knew him 
Alfred Bayliss was a great soul. 



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when l met Mr. Baj liss five yeai s 

g last April, the first thing lie did 
was to take out his watch to - 

was on time for my appointment. 

ice i have become acquainted with 
him. I Know how characteristic a 
thinsi that was for him to do. Order 

- i 11 :• of the first principles of his 
life. Doing everything at its proper 
tiiu.'. duinu the right thing at the 
right time, these qualities not only 
help ns to understand his greatness, 
but are further evidences of his great 
Of fairness. 


The inspiration from the noble life 
of our great friend Mr. Bayliss is so 
far reaching, that everyone connected 
with this school seems desirous of 
carrying out his plans and wishes. 

In all of my dealings with Mr. 
Bayliss I have found him a man of 
performance rather than a man of 
promises, a man of deeds rather than 
a man of words. He never wasted 
time promising what he would do, 
but quietly went ahead and did more 
than you had dared to hope for. 


It was Mr. Bayliss' sanity and judi- 
cial fairness which impressed me 
most. He never jumped at conclu- 
sions, nor especially sought the popu- 
lar applause. He was like a judge 
of a high court of justice. Before 
permitting himself to form a conclu- 
sion he asked for the evidence, heard 
arguments on both sides of the ques- 
tion, turned it over in his mind and 
examined it from all sides, and de- 
cided the matter on its merits. Con- 
sequently he seldom made mistakes, 
and was always a safe man to follow. 

just to me." This great, noble, 
magnanimous man was a friend to 
u. i all, faculty, students, and child- 
ren of the training school. We have 
lost a friend, a strong friend. The 
cause of education has suffered a 
distinct loss. The rural schools of 
Illinois have lost their best friend, 
the man who thought of them long 
before others did and worked and 
planned for them, the man who gave 
his best thought to their improve- 
t and uplift, who dreamed of 
their progress and had faith in their 
possibilities. Our loss and their 
loss can not be measured, but we 
shall be better and the country 
schools of this and other states will 
be better now and in the years to 
come because he lived and was our 
friend and their friend. 


Mr. Bayliss was a true teacher. 
He had a deep interest in the school 
system of Illinois and worked inces- 
santly to better school conditions. 
As a Normal School Principal he al- 
ways did what he thought was best 
for the school. In his dealings with 
students and teachers he was always 
fair and honest. He stood for a few 
strong principles, which we believe 
have made a decided impression on 
us all. The memory of his life will 
ever be an inspiration to me. 


I like to remember Mr. Bayliss' 
special interest in the younger stu- 
dents and his genuine sympathy with 
their difficulties. These seemed char- 
acteristic traits of his broad and 
generous nature. 


When the young Flag Guard runs 

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up iiic dag ;ik he taughl them to do, 
standing with bared licails in its hon- 
o, , we iir« reminded afresh thai one 
of the larg< St factors in the life of 
An. iiayliss was his sincere love of 
bu country, tne served her interests 
devotedly in war and in peace and 
taught the children to reverence her 
flag and her institutions. ills in- 
fluence will long abide with us 
tluough these teachings. 


"An honest man's the noblest 
v> 01 k of God." 



A friend of Mr. Eayliss' said to me, 
"You are going to work with one of 
the »•--'■ mej in the state." I have 
found those words to be true. 


Of all men I have known and 
worked with, Mr. Bayliss best under- 
stood and appreciated what I tried 
to do. His open mind, his sympathy 
and cordial kindness made him more 
than the ordinary friend and his loss 
i? greater than I can express. 


President Bayliss was to me a man 
\ ith a great and kind soul — remark- 
r'jle for his rich experience, sound 
judgment, integrity of character, 
clear intellect, and unsurpassed tact. 

His spirit will ever live in my 
r emory, not merely as the spirit of 
an educator, but as that of a friend. 

v. ithin the range ol bis personal! 

closely enough to feel it..-: gra 
ficent power; to bare felt the valuef 
of bis smiles of approbation, and 
joyed the Inevitabli Jest accompany- 
ing it when something pleased hi 
well; this I count among the most 
precious privileges that have e\er> 
come into my experience. 


First Of all in Mr. Bayliss' rela- 
tions to his teachers, to his school, tal 
the world in general, it seems to me, 
was his friendliness. No one ever 
came to him for sympathy or help" 
and found it lacking. He had always; 
a cheery word for the discouraged| 
and depressed. 

His fellowship with his teachers if 
perhaps expressed in the following 

"You belong to my club? 
Yes, you're one of my club, 
And this is our program am 

To each do his part 
To look into the heart 
And get at the good that's it 


He was a man of great resource' 
in handling difficult questions of edu 
cational policy, and proceeded so ra 
fonally and candidly that he seldor 
failed to secure the thing he sought 
and when he seemed to fail, he lai 
a foundation on which public opinio 
is building. He was great enough 
labor and to ""i* ■>*»«' ^e "as n 
afraid to do what his judgment ai 


To have known and honored Mr. 
jiyliss as a man, friend, teacher, 

The Alumni who have had the pr 
vilege of graduating or working ui 

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Br the direction 01 Mr. Bayliss, ha\< 
na.l Bet before them a high ideal of 
Btice, of devotion to duty, and of 
Krfessional integrity a priceless 


In appreciation of the children's 
Bend. Ho believed that to help the 
children was to help all humanity 
■ th truth ami sincerity. He was so 
ari:e in heart that ho could see 
;onio gccd in everyone and he nave 
)f his human sympathy and kindness 
o help them all. 

X. 1!. LAMKIN. 

1*0 have lived in touch with Mr. 
■yliss' high ideals is to have had 
>ne's own ideals raised to a higher 


There is no one of us who has 
cnown his kindness, his helpfulness 
ind his friendship who is not the 
>etter and stronger for it. 


1 friend. 

a friend to one in need of 


Mr. Pavliss' thorough annreciatWi 
I every honest effort was alwavs an 
nrentive to those with whom he 
ame in contact. 


""rv one who knew Mr. P«-"- 
rppidered it a privilege to work un- 
ier his direction. His daily exaT>ii e 
»f untirine; industry, careful atten- 
i>n to detail, skillful and exnert 
Koarat'on, and conscientious dis- 
har^e of duty, were living lessons 
o all. 


As wo come in reflect upon the 
agiiltude 01 our great loss, ami our 
lations to Mr. bayliss, 1 am po- 
inded of these lines from Emerson: 
"All things through thee take 

nobler form 
And look beyond the earth, 
The mill-round of our (ate appears 
A sun-path in your worth.'' 


1 count his friendship one of the 
chiefest pleasures of my lite, a com- 
fort in time of doubt and tiouuie, a 
joy in time of prosperity and suc- 
cess, and an inspirati n at 2II t'ra s. 

I am glad of the opportunity to ex- 
press my appreciation of the fact that 
to his students who were really in 
earnest in preparing for their profes- 
sion, Mr. Bayliss was like a father. 

In the passing of Mr. Bayliss, the 
little children have lost a good and 
true friend. His v sits to them weie 
always received with the greatest de- 
light. As they grow older they will 
come to a fuller realization of his 


He walked abroad and met all 

Of querulous and uneasy minds, 
And. sympathizing, he shared the 

Of doubts that racked us, heart 

and brain. 
Think of him still the same, I 

say — ■ 
He is not dead — he is just away. 




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li is altogel in i fitl ing and proper 
that we gather here this afternoon to 
pay our respecte to the memorj of 
Alfred Baylies, and to expr< .- 
appreciation of hie work, for tin- 
world is richer and better foi 
life. My world is. 

I shall not attempt here any criti- 
cal analysis of hs life and work, for 
that, to be honest, would involve his 
imperfections and limitations.. These, 
I am glad to say, do not rise in my 
memory when I think of .Mr. Baylies. 
They properly belong to the historian, 
and I shall leave them with him. I 
shall speak of him simply as a friend, 
as one who loved him, as one who at 
times feels lonely now that he has 

Living as 1 do in a railroad centi r, 
I had the opportunity of meeting him 
often when he was state superintend- 
ent. In performing his official duties 
he frequently had occasion to pass 
through Galesburg, and in the course 
of eight years he had many times to 
wait there an hour ormorefora train. 
Sometimes he could remain all night 
to advantage. It soon became under- 
stood between us that it would be his 
duty to let me know when he would 
reach Galeshurg, and it would be 
mine to ar ange to be in my office 
at such times. Tired of traveling 
and at times weary of, if not disgust- 
ed with, the petty affairs of official 
life, we would retreat to the private 
office. The couch was always his. 
He once remarked that it was the 
easiest one in the state. Such con- 
ditions were conducive to commun- 
ion. It was thus I came to know 
and love Alfred Bayliss. 

He told m< 1)1 I 

in his lift 

mother when a Child 

new home, of his l< i 

cself and to g< 

Of his entering HilU 

his re] eated effort i to ei 

the war broke out, and of his finaljj 

succeeding when he was ei 

resuming and completing I 

tion at Hillsdale after the war wj 

over, of the Bret school I 

and how he became a county supeil 

tendent, or commissioner, in Indian! 

■ or'K in Sterling, hi 
ence in Streator, and how h 
nomination for state superintended 
alter he had secured a majority j 
the delegates. To recall tl 
sions now is one of my most treaafl 
p*l memories, for I feel that at suJ 
times I had a rare and sacred prni 
lege of coming into vital touch wi 1 
a «• u1 that was essentially pure ail 
heroic. They warm my heart a; I 
make me a little more tender in ni 
treatment of the homeless child, ev<| 
though he may be wayward; and n| 
reverence for the grey-haired msl 
with the brown button is increasJ 
immeasurably. Mr. Bayliss was I 
patriot in all that that term mearl 
I shall not attempt to narrate tfl 
incidents when, as a boy, he was m I 
understood; the times when j 
longed for sympathy from those I 
had a right to expect it of, but i j 
reived indifference instead and somj 
times positive injustice. . It is n 
necessary. It is sufficient tr ] knei 
that he had such experiem's a 
that these, which according to o J 
of my theories of life are the cau* 
of so many children becoming wrecl 
ed or handicapped before they real 

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maturity, in his case proved not to 

>e stumbling blocks but stopping- 
stones. In bis mature life, when he 
vas defeatetl by treachery for the 
tate superintendency in the Peoria 
convention, he did not drop out of 
<igbt and become forgotten, bur four 
later he was nominated and 
elected by tho same political party. 
This was simply a repetition of bis 
■nee as a boy; of how those 
disappointments in life which are 
usually sufficient to completely dis- 
courage the ordinary mortal, turned 
out in the end with Mr. Bayliss to 
his positive advantage. Let no one 
impose on us by presuming to ac- 
count for the remarkable series of 
s in his life that were unexpect- 
edly changed from pparent defeats 
to glorious victories by saying, "It 
was Bayliss luck," for by so doing we 
would fail not only to know our 
'riend. but we would miss one of the 
most important lessons it is designed 
frr us to learn. It was marvelous to 
me to hear Mr. Bayliss tell these ex- 
periences without a trace of emotion. 
So completely would he put himself 
in the place of the other person and 
view the matter *rom his standpoint, 
that not one word of bitterness would 
fall from his lips. Malice and re- 
venge were not a part of his nature. 
Sweet charity was his. The "luck" 
of having his defeats so often turned 
into victory was the result of these 
characteristics combined with rare 
gcod judsmei.t. His life is a demon- 
stration that the world will finally 
rally to the support of a sensible and 
just and charitable man. 

Another element of his character 
that had much to do in determining 
thefmal result of these crucial experi- 
ences, was his habit not merely to 
labor but to wait. The power to 

wait is one of the rarest of gifts, or 
acquirements, and it is an essential 
condition of success. . This power 
Mr. Bayliss possessed to a remark- 
able degree. It was never the result 
of indifference but always of confi- 
dence in the Tightness or righteous- 
ness of the cause, and of absolute 
faith that his fellow man would do 
the right thing, in the final analysis, 
if he weer given the time — a faith as 
complimentary to him as to his fel- 
low man. 

My mind loves to dwell on Alfred 
Bayliss in the making, more than on 
him as the honored state superin- 
tendent of a great commonwealth or 
the strong principal of a strong nor- 
mal school; for today our school- 
rooms are full of boys whose oppor- 
tunities are greater than were those 
of Mr. Bayliss, and yet few of them 
will ever even approximate his char- 
acter or achievement. In view of his 
life, the theory, which prevails gener- 
ally today, that it is the environment 
that make the man, mtit be false, or 
our schools must he woefully defec- 
tive. There is no doubt something 
of truth, but more of error, in each 
of the statements. I look upon the 
life of Mr. Bayliss in its formative 
period as largely a battle between 
himself and his environment in which 
bis personality won a signal victory. 
That it is ordained that personality 
may win in every such a battle, I 
hold is a healthful doctrine to make 
attractive and fascinating to youth, 
the life, character and achievements 
of Alfred Bavliss might be made a 
source of inspiration to any home- 
less and discouraged boy. 

Few persons enjoyed life more 
than d ; d Mr. Bavliss, though it was 
always in a quiet way. In the first 
place he was blessed with almost 
perfect physical health. He perhaps 

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uev* r bad an ache or a pain until 
after be be ;an e State Superink n l- 
e i . He had none In all bie army ex- 
pe ience. 

Again, he enjoyed a friend. He 
1 ew how to appreciate one, and he- 
al ways had, wherever he was, a few 
— one or two as lie would say — in 
whose com. any he could te< I al 
home. This was especially true 
when he was a boy and when lie was 
in the army. Those early friends 
were friends indeed to h'm. He had 
a delightful way of showing his 
friendship. It was seldom in words, 
but often in deeds done in a quiet, 
thoughtful way that left no doubt of 
their sincerity. His temperament 
was ideal. He was never on the 
mountain top, and I never saw him 
in the valley. I have heard him 
time and as-sin say, "I have no rea- 
son to complain. The wt rid has 
given me a fair chance. I am sat- 

To the companion of his life and 
his daughters, whose interests en- 
tered so largely into all his plans, my 
sentiment is one today of congratu- 
lation on the rich heritage that is 

After Daniel Webster's death an 
old farmer, who had fished with the 
illustrious statesman many a day, 
visited his grave and, standing at 
its foot with bowed head, said, 
"Daniel, the world seems lonesome 
without you." Today as I stand 
heie, I feel like saying, "Bayliss, the 
world seems lonesome without you." 
— Read at the Memorial Exercises 
of Alfred Bayliss held in Normal 
School Auditorium at Macomb, at. 2 
p. m., Oct. 27, 1911. 

My acquaintance with .-. 

century ago, am) gradually grt 
a ore Intimate up to the l i 
death. I think I knew him mo 
fully than I know any other edtj 
tional man. During the last fitte 
years we have been mu<}. 
and our acquaintance gre* Into n 

J find it difficult to speak of him 
a public way: for, although 
have passed and the ordinary routi 
of life has been crowded thick m 
iui ies, still the Icps of him is d 
rresent, and doubtless will be foi 
l( n t; time. 

As the years passed by I noted W 
satisfaction his steady growth in p 
fessional strength with his gro\ 
opportunities and responsibilities, 
always improved the position 
which he worked from the humbl 
to the highest; and he seemed ne 
to misjudge his own strength. 

I am glad t-j speak of him in 
relation to his work and faculty h 
in the Normal school: for I know t 
what I wish mo«t to say will ace- 
with the fee'ing of every one of 
Where a group of mature men 
women pre brought together in ; 
a work, the parts of which are <-" 
timately interlaced as in a nori 
school, and especially men and 
men who have had positive exp-< 
p'^f-p in the problems of school wc 
there must be positive diffprence 
orinion. Vr. Baylies invariably g 
all members the fullest liberty of 
pressicn of views: and when 
jarred he easily brought about 
mony, and we went our several v 
in good will. In the five years ]t' 
I do not recall a single instance wi 

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;m>re lias existed animosity between 
(Embers. We have been a kind o;' 

happy family. 1 do not hesitate to 
say that such condition was due in 
brge pan to his splendid example of 
frankness, tolerance, forbearance and 

I think he entered upon the wort 
here with a slight feeiing of dread. 
The reorganization of the school 01 
I basis of larger usefulness meant to 
r:m some radical changes, a time of 
ancertainty and period of years of 
steady growth before anyone und-i-- 
tnking the work could feel sure of 
the results. He said to me once, 
when speaking in a general way f 
what this school ought to grow to, 
"If I could be sure thai I could have 
'on years of its administration I 
should not fear for the results." As 
we see it today, and as the educators 
n; the state see it, we are convinced 
t '-at he moved with more speed thin 
h" had hoped, and I want to say that, 
in my judgment, he, in his own indi- 
vidual capacity, did a splendid, a 
nsnly, a progressive work here, u 
i'(en's an irony of fate that he mas" 
; ass when the assurance of success 
in the large sense in which he saw it 
inly to be realized. 

I may be rard^ned for speaking of 
certain Dualities of mind and hea i 
so rtrifrinsrl-" prominent in him, al- 
' h u-h it be so T netihn nr o^arer'etition. 
r Vrre are certain cardinal eleman L .? 
of character thnt when well grown 
in hnr"?n life hint of the ideal, and in 
the estimation of life they must he 

>*r. Bayliss possessed a keen and 
comprehensive sense of justice. It 
seemed easy to him. There seemed 
to be no bias or rreiudice in his na- 
ture. He invariably held aloof from 
conclusion until he had wrought into 

the problem all its factors. He al- 
ways impressed me as desiring, first 
of all, to be right, and his intellectu- 
al grasp of the things essential gave 
him sureness and stability of judg- 
ment beyond most men. 

Then he was so fair; he would go 
farther to defend the man whom he 
had reason to believe had wronged 
him than any man I have ever 
known. If injustice or unfairness 
held any place in his nature, it was 
towards himself. He was not given 
to expressions of sympathy or emo- 
tion of any kind, but he seemed nev- 
er to forget the one who needed a 

Some thought Mr. Bayliss was 
hard to know; was cold; and I can 
see why that might be so to some. 
His fellowship was not manifested 
in the transient relations of social 
life, the outward personality. He 
must be measured in the realm of 
the intellect, and the field work. He 
seemed to find less of interest in 
the pasing, recreative chat, but he 
would stay to the end of any serious 
discussion and his opinions and 
judgments were always of real con- 
sequence. No one ever thought him 
cold who had occasion to receive his 
help, and no one eevr sought his 
help who did not receive warm and 
generous treatment. 

We rarely consider the importance 
of humor in real life; that trans- 
muting power of the soul by which 
it turns the thousand festering an- 
noyances into helps, or sweetens the 
imaginationwhen life seem dull, the 
outlook gloomy; when faith is weak, 
and possibly all the creative ener- 
gies are at low ebb. This recrea- 
tive rower of mind and heart Mr, 
Bayliss had in large measure. The 
most trying situation never failed to 
reach the humorous side of his life, 


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i . ue io i.I. boisterous laugh, nor 

,i' Btoiy of "broad" humor, but the 

ontaneous mirth, that lasts 

trough a second thought. There 

as a peculiar significance in his 

at it dealt s i frequently 

it'i « at might have provoked ill 

ill, but that h s quaint allusion to 

made it se>. :u pitiable rather than 

■ hy. 

1 always thought that if then' 

ere an) gocd that to him was 

"s it was the spirit 

• -in. He had no great 

with the pyrotechnics and 

lay f-at is c mmonly sup- 

:a li -i ;e patri itic feeling. 

o him patriotism v as deep anil 

al: tre hroir'e button was a sa- 

ed emblem, the love of the flag 

i Hion. an 1 man's duty to 

a or a soldier 

he seemed to hold highest in the ob- 
ligations of manhood^ He could ex- 
cuse almost any frivolous prank in 
student life except that which sa- 
vored '.l' dishonor to the flag-. The 
only time 1 ever saw him show signs 
o. aimer was when some thoughtless 
students in some prank with class 
(oicts cut the Hag rope. It was 
more to hurt him than a provoca- 

There is no feature of his life that 
s* a nds out more clearly to me than 
his scrupulous conduct of all public 
ami private business. Strict hones- 
ty to hint was as needful in the mi- 
nor detail work and business as in 
the affairs of greatest consequence. 

In all things Mr. Bayliss held up 
to himself the most rigid code of 
honor and in both public and private 
life he obeyed it both in letter and 
i'.\ spiiit. S. B. HURSH. 




Funeral Mirch — Chopin . - Mias Dunsworth 

Invocation - - - Rev. W. T. Rodgers 

Qjartet ..... '06 

Address - - - - Dr. L. C. Lord 

Address ... Mr. W. L. Steele 

Solo - - - - Mr. J. Ruffner 

Address - - - Mr. S. J. Ferguson 

Address - - - - Mr. S. B. Hursh 

Quartet ..... "06 

"God Be With You Till! We Meet Again." 




The Western Courier. 

Vol. IX, No. XIV 

Iacomb, Illinois, Nov. 16, 1911. 


Copy 5 Cents 




How It Is Played in Brief — Thi 
Is a Good Old Irish Game. 

The good eld Irish game cf hand 
ball is a game peculiarly suitable for 
students, especially when it may be 
played out-of-doors. For the benefit 
of students unfamiliar with this sport 
as played in many colleges, Y M.C.A. 
gymnasiums and city clubs in Amer- 
ica the Courier has asked me to say 
something about it. Spalding's booklet 
on hand ball, which contains a his- 
tory of the game, says that a good 
court may be constructed for about 
$3000. As ordinarily played among 
amateurs however, a good smooth 
wall about fifteen or twenty feet high 
preferably with side walls against 
which a ten cent rubber ball, or better 
a tennis ball, can be bounced, together 
with suitable floor spaces with even 
surface, is justification enough for 
outlining a court and starting the fun. 

The paraphernalia required by the 
contestants is very slight. In fact 
one in his citizen's clothes may find 
good sport with hand ball, and that, 
too, whenever only a half hour is 
available. Hand ball is a student's 
game because it requires little equip- 
ment and expense; it demands 
focused attention and is therefore very 
recreative; it develops quickness of 
eye and movement; it exercises all 
the muscles, not one only; it is easy tc 
learn but leaves plenty of chance for 
increase of skill; it is a rapid game 
and one interesting to watch providing 
the players are speedy; it may be 
played by two or four persons. If 
played in the contest the game will re- 
quire endurance as well as alertness 
and it therefore tends to increase alert- 
ness and staying qualities. 

The court should be marked off by 
side lines, ace line and back line. 
(Continued on page 52) 


Plan To Combine Two Associa- 
tions Is Discussed in Chapel. 

The past week has seen some very 
healthy discussion on a very live 
subject. The proposition originally 
vvlb to unite the Athletic and Ora- 
torical associations. This plan was 
submitted to the students for dis- 
cussion at the chapel period. In the 
discussion other plans came up for 

The plan that seems most feasible 
is briefly as follows: The Oratori- 
cal and Athletic associations should 
be combined under one constitution. 
Each member would pay fifty cents 
for a ticket at the beginning of the 
autumn quarter. This ticket would 
admit the owner to all games and 
secure one year's subscription to the 
Courier for half-price. At the be- 
ginning of the winter quarter fifty 
cents would be charged for a mem- 
bership ticket which would admit 
the owner to all games and to one 
Oratorical contest. The ticket for 
the spring quarter would cost seven- 
ty-five cents. This would admit the 
owner to all baseball -games, and 
track meets that were held, and 
would also admit him to the Ora- 
torical contests. 

Before the reader condemns this 
plan, he should consider the aim of 
all student activities. It might be 
said, first, that money is not the 
prime object. There is needed only 
enough money to pay actual expens- 
es with a very small surplus for 
emergencies. The prime aim is to 
have the students at the games and 
contests. Granting this to be true, 
then comes the question: "What 
plan will bring the desired results?" 

A compulsory fee from every stu- 
dent who registers would undoubt- 
edly supply funds. It would not 
necessarily foster an interest in 
games and contests. Besides it 
would lead to certain complications 
that might meet some opposition. 
Volunteers fight better battles than 
men are drafted. Students who 
join the association voluntarily will 
be more enthusiastic than they 
otherwise would. 

Making the term tickets such a 


Our Boys Show St. Albans Defeat 
By a Score of 28 to 0. 

The team from St. Albans Military 
Academy met defeat at the hands of 
our team last Friday. The final score 
was 28 to 0. The field was muddy 
making the game seem rather slow. 
Our boys were not in serious danger 
at any point of the game. Gain could 
be made when the ball was in our 
possession but the visitors could gain 
only by hard bucking. Ralph Wilson, 
Wetzel, and Dobson were successful 
in advancing the ball on line bucks 
and Foster, Huey and Sorer.sen did 
well on open running. 

The St. Albans boys kept their grit 
in the face of defeat, and deserve 
great credit for their hard fighting. 
The quarter back showed extraordina- 
ry "nerve" going back into the game 
when hardly able to walk alone. Right 
here it should be said that the crowd 
showed courtesy to the visitors and 
even applauded them when a good 
play was made. There was not that 
lack of sympathy some times shown 
when an opponent gets hurt. This is 
the only thing that can save "Football" 
in the eyes of common people. 

AHho the boys won easily, they 
consider it worth while to win from a 
team like St. Albans. 

Miss Stella McMillan who gradu- 
ated from the Academy last year, has 
been teaching in LaSalle county. She 
is home for a two weeks vacation now 
because the people in her district are 
compelled to keep the children out of 
school to help "shuck" corn. 

bargain that any live student will 
buy one, will be the best plan the 
association can follow. The associa- 
tion cannot prosper unless the stu- 
dents can see benefit to themselves 
in the arrangement. 


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Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
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Miss Davis 
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Once there was a man. This man 
had two mules. One was large, the 
other was small. Each mule had a 
harness. One day the man hired a 
boy to work for him. He said to 
the boy: "Go harness my team and 
plow in the field." The boy said, "I 
will." At noon the boy came in. 
The man said: "Did you plow 
much?" The boy said: "No, not 
very much." The man said: "Why?" 
The boy said: "The big horse could 
not pull. His harness was too 
small. The collar choked him. The 
tugs were too short. The singletree 
bumped his heels. The backhand 
made sores on him. And he would 
not pull. The little mule will not 
pull. His collar was too large. It 
hurt his shoulders. The tugs rubbed 
the hair from his legs. And I could 
not make him go." The man said: 
"Let us go to the barn." The man 
looked at both mules. He said to 
the boy: "Change the harness. You 
have the big mule's harness on the 
little one and the little mule's har- 
ness on the big one." The boy 
changed the harness. He went to 
work again that afternoon. At night 
the man said: "How much did you 
plow this afternoon?" The boy said: 
"I plowed two acres this afternoon." 
The man said: "Did the mules work 

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well?" The boy said: "Yes; they 
can pull the plow." The man said: 
"One mule cannot work well in an- 
other's harness, neither can one man 
work well in another man's place." 


One may behold beautiful sights 
around this Normal School. Tin- 
campus, with its winding walks, and 
the ravine, with its autumnal colors, 
are both pleasing and elevating, but 
the writer is doubtful if such scents 
can compare with those sometimes 
seen inside this beautiful structure. 
We will all agree that a young lad 
leaning on the window sill, tying 
knots in the curtain cord, talking to 
a bashful yet romantic young lady, 
is a hopeful sight to behold. There 
is a time and a place for everything, 
so they tell us. The time to make 
love is of course during a vacant pe- 
riod or at noon and the proper place 
is at the end of the hall at the 
window. Such scenes are often no- 
ticed in this school and are certainly 
elevating ( ? ) . 


What if your ball team is losing, 
And the chances are looking quite 

Old Fate is doing the choosing, 
So leave the matter to him. 

It's easy enough to be happy, 

When the team is winning the 
But it takes a real sport to besnappy, 
When the players are losing their 

Most any old plug will keep working, 
When the wagon is headed down 
But it takes a good horse to keep 
When his team-mates are stand- 
ing dead still. 

So then let us keep up our spirit, 
No matter what's coming our way, 

No team is so big we will fear it, 
And we'll win a victory some day. 
— A. P. P. 


Those who have been looking on 
the moving picture shows as detri- 
mental to society, may soon have the 
opportunity of seeing education car- 
ried on in part by the moving pict- 
ure process. Thomas Edison has a 
scheme in mind which, if carried out 
as he has planned, will revolution- 
ize some of your methods of teach- 
ing. Harper's Weekly says that Mr. 
Edison proposes to teach arithmetic, 
geography, science, history, and oth- 

-. •. 
in b-.i editorial 
pers rather doubts the pracl 
of teaching arithmetic by thii means, 
but speaks favorably of the plan of 
teaching history, geography, and 

Mr. Edison sent a company tc 
Lexington to fight again thai 

ion and says ;.n 
has films that will aid r.> teaching 
that particular point ;n hisb 
er historic scenes have been trans- 
ferred to films and will soon be 
ready for use. He has in mind a. 
plan for teaching science that sounds 
quite plausible. In teaching geo- 
graphy he proposes to photograph 
the sheep flocks of Australia; show 
how the wool is cut from the sheep; 
picture its journ- y across the ocean I 
and finally its manufacture into I 
cloth in the mills of England. The I 
picture machines and films will be 
rented to the schools for eight dol- 
lars per week and Mr. Edison says 
the board can save that amount in j 
travel officers' salaries. The pict- 
ures will be made so interesting that 
the children will not want to missj 

Although this theory is somewhat 
novel it is no doubt to be reckoned 
with in a few years. Those now 
preparing themselves for teachers 
need not fear that the picture ma- 
chine will rob them of their posi- 
tions. A teacher will be needed 
should this movement strike every 
school in the country, if for nothing 
more than to keep the children 
from throwing paper wads under the 
cover of the darkness that is neces 
sary to the viewing of motion pict 

The College Eye from the "Iowa 
State Teachers College" calls our at- 
tention to the fact that that school i< 
a "College" and not a Normal School 
The Courier believes any school whose 
business it is to train teachers i; 
worthy of the name "College". Tha 
would mean, however, thaf the presen 
Normal schools would have to add tw> 
years to their courses. We wonder i 
most Normal schools will not do so i 
the near future. 

I can't see how some folk find 
So much time to loaf and be lazy, 
When in their heads they have sue 

a lack 
Of brains and escape being crazy. 

The Two Hundred Old Maids in tl 
'Gym" Friday. 

The Wes 





Mr.Leroy Stocker will give a 
violin recital tomorrow morning at 
Chapel. In this connection it should 
be noted that Mrs. George Kullmer 
played Liszt's E flat Major Concerto 
f or the piano and Miss Dunsworth 
played the orchestral part on a second 
piano. It was an exceptionally fine 
number and deserved the applause of 
all who can in any measure appreci- 
ate music. 


The Kirksville Index tells us that the 
Coburn Players have asked for a re^ 
turn date. Lets get our outdoor am- 
phitheater erected and then maybe 
they'll ask us for a return engagement. 
Those who were here last summer will 
recall the excellence of the plays the 
Coburns presented. At the time it 
was suggested that "Merchant of 
Venice" "Romeo and Juliet" and, 
"Taming of the Shrew", would be 
good plays next year. 


To what does the catamount? 
And what does the cinnamon 
How fast can the adder count? 

Who combs the Belgian hare? 
How many lynx make a chain? 
What makes the cassowary? 
Does it take six dairy maids 

For every dromedary? 
With plenty of alligators 

Should we ever need a shoe? 
If we should eggs-ostrich glades 

Could we ever make them gnu? 

When a rock strikes the ccean's 


Does that make the sea-mew? 

Does it give you a pain in the brain 

When you try to think who's zoo? 

— Miss M. H. Prentice, in 

Cleveland Leader. 

The above would indicate that we 

have a teacher in this school who 

sometimes devotes herself to jingles. 

Miss Mamie Thompson went to 
Media last Friday and gave a talk 
on the "Country School and the 


The following is from Hayes Fuhr, 
of last year's class, who is now in- 
structor in voice in Culver Military 
Academy at Culver, Indiana: 

My life here is different in almost 
every detail from that which I ha\e 
previously known, but I think is 
none the less beneficial and broaden- 
ing. Culver Academy is one of the 
richest of its kind. I suppose, in the 
country. There are four large bar- 
racks, a finely equipped hospital, ex- 
cellent gymnasium and riding hall, 
and a superb mess hall. The latter 
is claimed to be the finest of its kind 
in the world, and after having tasted 
of its good things for several months, 
1 find it hard to imagine how it could 
be bettered. 

I am living in the "annex" to the 
main barracks, in company with sev- 
eral other officers, and the atmos- 
phere is most congenial. Just across 
the hall rooms George Vivian, the 
manager and one of the best actors 
in the Ben Greet company. He is 
here temporarily teaching public 
speaking. We have grown to be great 
friends. He is an Englishman 
through and through, and a most 
congenial fellow. I read some of 
Hamlet to him the other night. Seem- 
ed pleased with my idea of it. Mr. 
Andrews, the violin man, also rooms 
here, and he is a fine chap; plays 

The music department has three 
studios, one for each section. Nearly 
everything is furnished, and I am 
very much pleased with mine. I 
teach about thirty lessons a week — 
have glee club and choir — and these 
duties, coupled with reading and 
practice, keep me very busy. Just 
now the faculty is arranging for a 
series of morning chapel talks on 
various neglected and important top- 
ics, and it has been my ill luck to 
fall heir to several assignments. 

Classes sta'-t at 8:10 a. m., im- 
mediately after chapel, continue until 
noon, and then after "guard mount" 
(appointment of sentinels) they con- 
tinue until 3:15. From that time un- 
til 6:00 comes drill, football prac- 
tice, etc. 

The discipline is very strict, and 
although the men are a gentlemanly 
lot, as a rule, any breach is instantly 
and severely punished. For each of- 
fense a certain number of demerits is 
given, and when a cadet has more 
than six he is compelled to walk an 
hour in the "bull ring" with others, 
for each demerit above that number 

And now, how goes Normal? I 

think of you irany times and wish I 
might drop in for chapel. Have you 
decided on a class play? I always 
look for the Normal Notes in the pa- 
pers, no matter how things change or 
where I am. I shall always remem- 
ber associations and experiences 
there as some of the happiest in my 
memory. Are you preparing for the 
oratorical contest as yet? 

The bugle is announcing first class 
call so must stop. 



Miss Eva M. McMillan, class 1911, 
is the author of the 'eading article in 
the November number of the Journal 
of Geography, one of the two leading 
magazines on the subject of Geogra- 
phy published in this country. 

Miss McMillan's article is entitled 
"The Present Status of Geography 
Teaching." The data for this article 
was collected from teachers of geo- 
graphy in normal schools, and other 
geographers of all parts of the coun- 

Some of the conclusions drawn 
from this study are interesting. The 
courses most generally offered in the 
order of their importance are physi- 
cal geography, regional or general 
geography, methods in geography, 
and commercial and industrial geo- 

In the grades the average time de- 
voted to geography is five years. The 
average length of the courses in 
methods in geography is twenty-eight 
and one-half weeks, and over one- 
third of the schools offer one year or 

The majority of teachers are plac- 
ing the emphasis upon theknowledge 
of relationships rather than upon 
the mere acquisition of facts. 

The casual element is used to a 
small extent only in the lower grades 
and increased up to the eighth grade, 
putting the eighth grade almost en- 
tirely upon that basis. 

All the virtues of language are in 
their roots moral; it becomes accurate 
if the speaker desires to be true; 
clear, if he speaks with sympathy and 
desires to be intelligible; powerful, if 
he has earnestness; pleasant, if he 
has sense of rhythm and order. 

— Ruskin 

Ralph Stickle has so far recovered 
from his football accident that he is 
again in school. 


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(Continued from page 49) 
The server starts the game by using 
his hand much as one would a tennis 
racket to bat the ball against the wall 
and over the ace line, when it mjpt 
be returned by the opponent. Failure 
to return counts a point for the op- 
posite side. Of course there are fculs 
and penalties, and rules for the server, 
but in brief, and simply, the game is 
as stated. Where the little ball may 
be bounced against the front wall in 
snch a way as to send it to a side wall 
and on to a back wall, under such cir- 
cumstances Hand Ball becomes in- 
deed exciting. I should say that many 
students of the Normal would care to 
got recreation in hand ball. The 
lawn at the back of the building, out- 
side the gymnasium and study hall, 
looks like a suitable spot for one or 
more courts. If the lawn is not avail- 
able the gymnasium may be adequate 
for two or three teams. 


The waltz is a round dance originally 
of French origin but so modified in 
Germany as to belong really to that 
country. It became popular on the 
continent at the beginning of the 
nineteenth century and was introducsd 
into England in 1812. It is danced to 
music of f time by any number of 
couples, who wheel rapidly around 
advancing at the same time around 
the room. The two great composers 
of waltz are the two Johann Strausses 
(father and son). The waltzes written 
by some of our classical masters are 
not intended for dancing. They are 
high art forms having little more in 
common with the real dance than the 
f time. Chopin is the originator of 
this form of waltz. Since then many 
eminent composers have cultivated 
this form. They generally add some 
qualifying adjective to the title as 
'valse nodle', 'valse characteristic', 
'valse melancholique' and the liKe. 
— Alleyne Allison 

The student publication from 
Hillsdale College, "The Collegian" is 
now in the library reading room and is 
worth your notice. 



The ninth grade has been divided 
into two sections for literary v/ork. 
Mr, Ira Burnham is president of the 
Lincolns and Mr. Fred Robertson is 
president of he Irvings. It has been 
said that their meetings are very in- 
structive and would put the Emer 
ians and Platonianfc to shame. Last 
week a contest was held between the 
two groups, each speaking in concert 
the poem "Columbus". The Lincolns 
won the contest and received the sil- 
ver pennant. It is the plan for each 
section to give a program on alternate 
Thursdays. The class this year num- 
bers sixty-five and makes a very in- 
teresting group to teach. 


Lombard College defeated the 
Normal boys on the home field by 
the score of 18 to 0. The visitors 
were heavy and also speedy. Our 
team kept their spirit remarkably well 
but could not withstand the battering 
irom the College team. This brief 
account is due to lack of space. 


Miss Shamel asked a certain class 
in music to write on a slip of paper the 
titles of their favorite songs and instru- 
mental pieces. Among the variety of 
names she received the following: 

"Up with the Angles." 

"Schubert's Masquerade." 

"Moonlight" By Sonata. 

"Silent Nights." 


She is very much puzzled over the 
result and wonders if it would be well 
to give the students a chance to be- 
come acquainted with the best music 
and musicians. 

If you find your thoughts a-wandering 

into ways they should not go, 

Call them back! 

Force them down the paths directed 

by some wise old thought, you know. 

If they're willful or uncaring, put your 

foot down, say them no; 
Stop them ere they reach their woe. 
Call them back! 

— Farm Journal 

Virgil Cati.r: ha just finished a fine* 
library table k. : Lcr-n : : 

g on an equally fine one. Georg^ 
Salisbury Is • &!nutj 

rockers started la.t term.l 
All these speak well for the efficiency* 
of the Manual Tr& - ..en.i 

A letter fro 
who is teaching at Reynolds. ! ',., ~nyM 
he has one hundred pup:L enrolled :ra 
his school and thirty-five under hi si 
direct supervision. His teaching is ev« 
idently going along well for he says* 
"All of them are real live beys and* 
girls. Most of them are working hard.'«j 

If your neighbor subscribes for th 
Courier you had better let him read 


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The Foot Ball Team Wins Victory 

Number Two — It Wasn't Such 

Hard Work Either. 

The Normal squad gained a victory 
over the Galesburg High School last 
Saturday on the home field The grid- 
iron was very muddy, making running 
a hard propos : tion for the phyers. The 
first quarter was played practically the 
entire time in the visitors' territory. 
Gains were made by Dobson, Wilson, 
Stickle and Wetzel thru the line. 
Sorensen, Foster, Stevens, and Huey 
made good gains in open running. The 
visitors held our boys for downs sever- 
al times and protected their goal line 
with determination. At the close of 
the first half the score stood in our 
favor 10 to 0. 

The second was hard played by 
both teams the result being "time out" 
for injured players. The visitors ex- 
perimented with the forward pass but 
were not very successful. In the 
last quarter the home team 
tried the pass to a considerable extent 
making some very good gains by it. 

Huey was injured in the last quarter 
and was taken from the game. Stev- 
ens was used at quarter and under his 
directions another touchdown was 
made. Goal was kicked and the game 
ended 19 to 0. 

The visitors played a clean game 
and displayed considerable pluck even 
in the face of defeat. Galesburg has 
fallen victim to our football and track 
teams so far but they have always 
"showed us up" in basketball. They 
are an agreeable team to play, no 
matter in what sport and it is hoped 
they will remain on our list. 

Below is given the lineup. 

Galesburg Normal 

Scott re Foster 

Johnson rt Stickle-Smith 

(Continued on page 56) 



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Every Man in School Is Responsi- 
ble For Every Other 
Man in School. 

A Boys' Club was formed last week 
at a meeting called by Mr. McGilvrey. 
This club exists for the benefit of the 
boys in school and every boy is a 
member. The principal appointed a 
committe of three, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Walrath and Mr. Dickerson to act as 
an advisory board lo the boys individu- 
ally and to meet with them at regu- 
lar intervals thruout the year. 

This club is not a secret association 
nor is it an instrument to be used as a 
'"pry". The idea is to show every 
man in the school that he is respon- 
sible for every other man in school 
whether of student or faculty denomi- 
nation. The spirit of good fellowship 
in its highest meaning will be pro- 
moted in every possible way. The 
members will soon come to see the 
positive benefits of such an organi- 
zation. This is probably the first blow 
in battering down the conventional 
wall between students and faculty. 
This does not mean that the respect 
for the faculty will be lessened but 
that the timeworn "Fatherhood" will 
give way to the more useful "Brother- 


State High School Conference to 

Be Held at Urbana 

This Week. 

The State High School Conference 
will be held at Urbana Thursday and 
Friday of this week. M this meeting 
the high school teachers from all parts 
of the state discuss the problem of 
high school teaching. 

Mr. Johnson has prepared about 
forty extra fine photographs to be ex- 
hibited there. These photos illustrate 
the work on our experimental field 
and also the other phases of the school's 
activities. Many of the pictures are of 
more than ordinary interest because 
they have been co'ored very skillfully. 
The picture of the building is so true 
to nature that it seems only a reduct- 
ion of the real thing. One photograph 
of a half dozen ears of corn is so real- 
istic that one might take it for a real 
painting. One set shows the com- 
parative growth of clover on plots with- 
out treatment, and plots with various 
fertilizers applied. 


Table Grove High School and the 
Macomb High School will play a 
game of Football next Saturday on 
Normal field as a curtain raiser to the 
big Normal- Hedding game. Those 
students of the High School who do 
not hold High School Athletic tickets 
and the students of the Normal who 
do not have Association tickets will be 
able to see both games for thirty-five 

Manager Black and coach 
Walrath have tickets which they 
wish to have sold to the residents of 
the city. Any boy who will sell ten 
of these tickets to outsiders will be 
given one for his work. 

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Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . . Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma . . .Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
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In deciding whether a given act is 
right or wrong every person is the slave 
of his "set of mind." That is, all the 
past experiences relating to the act in 
question and the present view point 
influence the decision. No two persons' 
past experiences are alike and their 
ideals of the right or wrong of a certain 
act are very seldom the same. This 
would mean that no two minds can 
see in an act the same consequences 
or results. 

For example: Two men are watch- 
ing a baseball game,— a deciding 
game it may be. One is interested 
in the home team, the ether in the 
visiting team. The visiting team is 
ahead by one score. A player on the 
home team hits the ball over the 
centerfielder's head. The runner 
touches first base, second base, and 
third base in rapid succession. He is 
nearing the home plate. If he can 
score, the game will be tied. In the 
meantime the fielder has recovered 
the ball and has thrown it toward the 
catcher at tne home plate. The run- 
ner and ball arrive at the same instant. 
The catcher tags the runner. The 
play was very, very close. The man 

interested in the home team almost 
unconsciously yells "safe". The man 
interested in the visitors automatically 
yells "out". The one v/ho shouted 
"out" did not do it to be dishonest. 
He was excited; his eyes were following 
the runner and at the same time 
watching the catcher. His mind had 
already declared the runner "out" and 
when the climax came his mind made 
him see the condition and he of course 
shouted the word "out". The same 
thing is true of the other man. His 
mind had pictured the runner "safe" 
and his team tied with the visitors. 
So he shouted "safe". 

Now what about it? Both men are 
sincere, each believes his decision is 
right. These call each other liars, yet 
each is telling what his mind made 
his eyes see. Knowing that this con- 
dition exists what is to be gained 
from the above discussion? Before 
any man gives his judgment on an 
act and by so doing declares himself 
right. He must consider his neighbor's 
view point and must not forget that 
his decision is influenced by the "set 
of his mind." When thoroly con- 
vinced of these facts one would not 
carelessly express an opinion that 
might lead to unfavorable criticism. 
Knowing this and doing it, is charity. 


Says the novice, "There are two 
people in this world, you and I. I 
may do what I wish to do and you 
may do what you wish to do. It's 
none of your business what I do, and 
it's none of my business what you do, 
as long as you don't tread on my toes. 
If I want to make a noise when a 
visitor plays a piece of music in 
Chapel, that's my business. What's it 
to you? It doesn't matter to me what 
people think of me. 1 haven't any self 
respect. I am as good as any one; 
therefore it's nobody's business when I 
make a noise ." 

Says the man of true life experi 
ence, I do not live to myself. I am 
you and you are I. What I do 
affects you and what you do affects 
me. I like the Chapel music. You 
make a noise and that annoys me. 
I respect the person who comes to 

visit us. You do not. Our 1 
does not know you from me. '//<-. 
are the same. He goes away ar.d 
says they did it. Who is they} I am 
they and you are they. You zV.'.t the 
apples and we got the whipping. 


Are you a visitor? Like a comet, a 
transient object which enters our midst 
and in a moment is gone, do you 
leave us wondering what good you have 
done for the schools? Or are you an- 
other kind of a visitor-one who enters 
the house to while some hours 
of someone's precious time in go., 
to the detriment of all concerned? 

This boy expressed the status of 

the pupils of the school. From the 

Editoral Column of the Canton Pen- 


Our club room is located on the 
lower floor of Miss Dunbar's flat south 
of the Normal. We have rented this 
because we were lacking a place to 
give vent to our pent up energy. The 
room is fairly large, containing drawers 
in which to put our uniforms, gas 
lights, steam heat, a few chairs, and 
a table; these are all the furnishings 
the room contains as yet, excepting 
a few books which we have brought 
there to start a library. In the 
athletic line we have a punching bag, 
and a pair of Indian Clubs, and Lieut. 
Wetzel has promised to bring a set of 
boxing gloves. 

— W. S. 


The Canton Pennant gives an ac- 
count of a basket-ball game which was 
played with the Washington High 
School at Canton. The Cantonians 
won this game and seem to be in high 
spirits for the coming season. Our 
basket-ball team will probably have two 
games with that team so we will neces- 
sarily have to work or lose. 

J. M. Irwin of Quincy was here inp 
consultation with the Sequel Board in F- 
regard to the printing of the Sequel, r 

The Western Courier 


The "program" Friday morning 
at the Chapel exercises was the best 
by far that has been given this year, 
Miss Bess Seibeit of Bushnell sang 
"Give Me the Sea", by Woodworth, 
and "What's in the Air Today" by 

Mr Leroy Stocker of this city gave 
two violin selections, "Meditation" 
from Thais, oy Massenet, and 
"Barcarolle" from Tales of Hoffman, 
by Offenbach. 

"Bayliss is dead!" 
The letters bold vanished and reap- 
The world seemed suddenly grown 

The heart and brain too dull and old 
lo grasp the fact they feared. 
"Bayliss is dead!" 

"Our Friend is dead!" 
The heart benumbed feels the first 

stab of pain. 
And memories of dear, dead years, 
Bring the relief of smarting tears 
We strive against in vain. 

"Our Friend is dead!" 

"A Man is dead!" 
Mourn with us, world! 
Such men are all too few. 
Sinew and Brain and Heart to fight, 
Hating the wrong, helping the right, 
Mourn with us, world, 

"A Man is dead!" 

And yet not dead! 
The torch he bore, and dropped at 

Death's command, 
Passes to those he loved and taught. 
Fruit of his life — Seed of his 

thought — 
Take up his torch! 

He is not dead! 

The above poem was received last 
week from one of Mr. Bayliss' old 
students, and the inspiration was due 
to the memorial number of the Cou- 
rier. We print it because we believe 
it expresses the feeling many have. 
He has requested his name should not 


The Emersonians met Thursday 
and initiated about twelve new mem- 
bers. After this, a program was 
given, consisting of a piano solo, 
reading, and a discussion of the com- 
bination of the associations. 

The Platonian society gave a 
Thanksgiving program last Thursday 
at their regular meeting. The or- 
chestra gave their selection, the La- 
dies' Double Trio sang, and Miss 
Shamel sang a solo. A story, poem, 
essay, and debate, were included in 

the program. Before the program 
Air. MeGilvrey gave a brief talk to 
both the Platonians and Emersoni- 
ans on society work which will, it la 
hoped, encourage the societies to 
faithfully discharge their duties. 

The ninth grade literary societies 
are working up some spirited de- 
bating. Last week the Irvings dis- 
cussed the Woman Suffrage ques- 
tion and this week the Lincolns will 
debate the respective merits of 
Thanksgiving and the Fourth of 
July as national holidays. At each 
meeting two critic's reports are 
given, one by a student and one by 
a member of the faculty. These 
criticisms are proving a very help- 
ful part of the program. Another 
feature which promises to give good 
results is the Parliamentary Law 
practice. This last week it was con- 
ducted by Mr. Bishop, assisted by 
Walter Pollock, John Kennett and 
Paul Ginnings. 


Notice has been received from the 
American School Peace League of the 
Peace Prize Contest which will close 
March 1, 1912. Normal school se- 
niors in the United States may write 
an essay, containing not more than 
five thousand words, on "The Oppor- 
tunity and Duty of the Schools in the 
international Peace Movement." Se- 
niors in secondary schools in the Uni- 
ted States have for their subject, 
"The Significance of the Two Hague 

Three prizes of $75, $50, and $25 
will be given for the three best es- 
ays in each division. 

The board of managers of this 
league is made up of the most promi- 
nent educators in the United States. 
The prizes will be given in July, at 
the next meeting of the league, which 
will be held in connection with the 
National Education Association at St. 
Paul. For more definite information, 
inquire of Miss Davis. 


Some very attractive calen- 
dars are now ready for your inspec- 
tion. The Senior class is offering 
these, and you may take your choice 
of five different scenes. The price 
may be known by inquiry at the ta- 
ble in the alcove. 

All out for the Hedding Game 
Saturday at 2.30. 


We have had some fine fall days 
for play and some splendid play 
spirit. You can usually pick out th« 
good, all-around student, by the way 
he plays. You can likewise come to 
know the indifferent ones and the 
skin deep ones by the way they 
play. Play translated means the 
things that we do for recreation and 
rest, and change from our regular 
work. Play does not mean a care- 
less waste of time and energy, but a 
building up in the right way of the 
social sides of our natures. There 
is just as much to be learned in good 
play as in good work. 

He who works well usually plays 
well, and appreciates the value of 

Every student should have a gen- 
eral knowledge of as many of the 
field games as possible. There is an 
opportunity to learn these games 
and there is a joy and a satisfaction 
which comes to those who know and 
enjoy them. 

This knowledge means that these 
games will become playground 
games in many schools, where these 
students will later be in charge. 

Do you know football, volley ball, 
tennis and archery? Do you spend 
some time each day out of doors? 
Are you studying yourself and your 
needs and are you making the most 
of your work and of your play? 

Stop and think. 

The student who expects to suc- 
ceed in the higher and finer phases 
of teaching while neglecting tire- 
some detail is: 
"Like one who should decline, 

For lack of skill to paint a sign, 
But, try him in the landscape line, 

You'll find his genius quite di- 

At least thirty children have been 
sent home from the training school 
because of the diphtheria scare. All 
those who live in the fourth ward who 
are not over twenty-one years of age 
were ordered home yesterday. 

Mr. Hursh gave a very inspiring 
talk to the Y. M. C. A. boys last 
Tuesday evening. His subject was 
"Physical, Intellectual, and Moral 

The school directory will be ready 
for distribution in a week or two. 

V\ i rERN Courier 


We hardly realize that only forty 
miles away there Is being developed 
a huge electric plant, that a dam ia 
being built across the Mississippi 
river a quarter of a mile long and 
30 feet wide; that a building 1,710 
feet long, 123 feet wide and 133 feet 
high Is being built; that the plans 
call for thirty huge water wheels 
that will run large dynamos, which 
will furnish 200,000 H. P. of elec- 
tric energy. 

St. Louis has contracted for a 
large part of this already and the re- 
mainder will be quickly taken. This 
will be a great thing, not only for 
Keokuk and Hamilton, hut for all 
Wesern Illinois and Eastern Iowa. 
It will give a sure and reliable pow- 
er at a low cost. 

It means many new manufactur- 
ing plants and many new electric 
roads, and there is the possibility of 
using this power to run the railway 

It means also a good, new system 
of locks for the rapids, and that the 
dam will flow the water back 50 to 
6C miles. This is a $25,000,000 
project but they expect to have the 
plant ready to furnish 120,000 H. P. 
by the spring of 1913. It may mean 
better lights for Macomb. 

Some of the young men of the 
school are looking for recreation in 
much the same manner that the 
young man sought the largest ear of 
corn in the field. In waiting too 
long to select, he had finally to pull 
an unfilled ear. Running is an ex- 
ercise not to be easily surpassed. 
Cross country running is particu- 
larly to be commended to the men 
of this school. One needs little 
equipment for it. The squad runs 
only twice a week and follows the 
elected leader always. Until you de- 
cide where among the teams you be- 
long, get into the cross country 
squad and get ready for a lomg dis- 
tance relay, a hare and a hound 
chase, or whatever is planned. At 
any rate, take your exercise out of 
doors this weather. 

The Ninth grade boys are organ- 
ized for some energetic work in bas- 
keball. Fred Robertson and John 
Kennett have been chosen as cap- 
tains of the first and second teams, 

Seniors, juniors, and some others 
are busy arranging their programs 
for the Winter Quarter. 

"The Skirmisher," the student 
publication from the Hillsdale, Mich- 
igan High School, lias been received 
and may be found on the reading 
table with the other numerous ex- 

The Cornier has a "chalk-plate 
machine," which makes it possible 
to transfer cartoons to a plate on 
short notice.. Mr. or Mrs. Cartoon- 
ist, just come on with your ideas. If 
i hey are to the point, we'll use them. 

Hedding was the only ?chool which 
won from us last year. Let's make 
them our victims Saturday. 

"The Watch Tower," the quarterly 
publication of the students of the 
Rock Island High School has been re- 
ceived and is truly a representative 
school paper. 

A certain student in this school 
noted for oratory will probably prepare 
an oration on "The Curse of the 
Hobble Skirt", in the near future. 

Miss Dunbar was Thursday attend- 
ing the annual meeting of the Illinois 
Clubs held at Cialesburg Nov. 14-17. 
The principal address Thursday was 
given by Mrs. Philip N. Moore of St. 
Louis, president of the General Feder- 
ation of Women's Clubs who reviewed 
the work of the Federation and outlined 
some of its plans. 

Even if the foot ball team has won 
two games straight now, is that any 
reason why our support should cease? 

If a full grandstand will make a 
winning team, why won't it keep them 
winners after they once succeed. 

Where are our three uniformed yell 

Grant Huey who was injured in 
Saturday's game is able to be in school 

The Galesburg second team will 
play the Normal second team on the 
Normal field Thanksgiving day. This 
promises to be a very spirited game 
and students will find it worth seeing 
even at the expense of a turkey cele- 











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"The bpinner" from the Higbee 
School at Memphis, Tenn., was receiv- 
ed this week. This number is in fact 
a Memorial Number t~ Miss Jennie 
M. Higbee a former teacher there. 

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Hedding Receives the Hoped For 

(By Us) Defeat by a Score 

of 20 to 11. 

The boys redeemed themselves for 
the beating received last year. 

The Normal boys have once more 
shown their prowess in handling the 
"pigskin" by defeating Hedding 
College last Saturday. Score 2 0-11. 
Hedding came determined to win, 
and our boys were equally deter- 
mined to make good for the beating 
received last year from the hands of 
the Methodists. 

It would be impossible to select 
any really bright star among our 
boys, but to say it in as few words 
as possible, every man "starred." 
Yet several spectacular runs were 
made by Black, Stickle, and Foster, 
while Huey returned punts with his 
usual vigor. 

The attendance was the best that 
has been seen this year, and the team 
was supported loyally, due to the 
cheers which could be heard rising 
continually from the grandstand. 

In the first quarter Hedding 
kicked off to Normal. The team 
made rapid gains by punts, which 

(Continued on page 60) 


The Truth About Last Saturday 

Night's Affair Is Presented In 

the Following Article. 

Concerning the bonfire celebration 
of the Normal School boys en the 
evening of November 25th and the 
articles relating thereto in the Macomb 
dailies, the Courier wishes, for the 
general information of all concerned, 
to call attention to the following facts: 

First, that the Normal boys, before 
planning for the celebration secured 
permission from the police authorities 
to build the bonfire at the designated 
place, thus indicating clearly their law- 
abiding spirit and attitude which is 
characteristic of the entire student- 

Second, that the crowd gathered at 
the bonfire to enjoy the fun further 
showed their spirit of good citizenship. 
There was not the least interference 
with the rights of any one, and no dis- 
position to destroy property. After the 
bonfire had begun to die away, one of 
the boys who had been sitting upon a 
(Continued on page 58) 


The Western Normal Was Well 

Represented at This 


On Friday and Saturday of last 
week was held the annual High 
School Conference at the University 
of Illinois. TMs conference is of es- 
iecial interest to us, since it was 
originally a plan of our own Mr. Mc- 
Gil\rey, organized by him when he 
was High School Visitor, to bring the 
state university and the high schools 
of the state into closer touch with 
each other. 

The annual meetings have proved 
to be of immense help to the high 
schools, since the leaders in school 
work are enabled to come together 
with their common problems and are 
given an opportunity to confer with 
each other and the heads of depart- 
ments in the university to the great 
advantage of both. The steady 
growth and improvement of Illinois 
high schools in the past ten or fifteen 
years is due to this influence more 
than to any other one thing. 

The meetings themselves have de- 
veloped and changed a great deal 
since the beginning. The organiza- 

(Continued on page 60) 


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Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

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Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
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Miss Davis 
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We, being students, have more to 
be thankful for than any other class 
of people in the world. The laboring 
man should be happy that by his 
strength he is able to produce some- 
thing for the benefit of mankind. 
The merchant and manufacturer 
should be glad they can supply the 
race with some of the necessities of 
life. The student should be thank- 
ful that he is getting a broader view 
of life and a more thorough prepara- 
tion, so that he may accomplish more 
than his fathers did. Then should 
we feel grateful to the state of Illi- 
nois for commanding a structure to 
be built and teachers to be employed 
to instruct those who seek instruc- 

In the account of the Normal- 
Galesburg football game, "The Budget" 
makes the following statement, "The 
boys received fine treatment and a 
square deal from the Macomb men." 
We hope our boys will keep this spirit 
and prove that football players are 
quite human after all. In this con- 
nection we might add that "The Bud- 
get" last week was a very good 

Western Courier 


Behind all work, especially irk- 
some work, there is generally a hope 
of reward. It is often true that the 
reward is very meagre. Some men 
work very little and apparently re- 
ceive ample reward. Other men work 
very much and receive little visible 
reward. If money is a reward, then 
those who have money are those 
who have worked the hardest. Those 
who have no money, by this rule, are 
not workers. Reward is not mate- 
rial. True recompense is satisfac- 
tion. The man who works and is 
■satisfied with his work — satisfied 
just enough, not too much — is well 
rewarded. Some hope for school 

An outdoor amphitheater would 
be the best thing ever. If we had 
one we might have more incentive to 
bring a good company of players here 
— say the Coburns. Then we might 
have a "pageant" some time. 

This being the Decennial year of 
the school, and this being the one- 
hundredth anniversary of the War of 
1S12, there is a possibility of some- 
this nice when the balmy days come 

Last Friday the football team 
made their appearance in chapel, led 
by a big bass drum and other rem- 
nants of a band. The purpose was 
to kindle the slumbering spirits of 
the students into positive action. The 
entire team was present and several 
members made excellent speeches. 
Mr. Howard Thompson gave a short- 
hand prophecy of the game as it was 
hoped it would progress. The audi- 
torium echoed and re-echoed with 
rah-rahs from masculine throats. 

Miss Alice Morris, '11, is attend- 
ing the University of Illinois this 
year and is doing work in the Col- 
lege of Science. She reports favora- 
bly on the university courses but 
expects to discontinue work there 
after this year and engage in teach- 

We haven't heard anything about 
the Woman's building lately. The 
Courier had hoped to see the foun- 
dation well under way by Thanks- 
giving. Perhaps we should learn to 
"Labor and to Wait." 

(Continued from pa^e 'j) 

box got up and threw it into the fire. 
This trivial and insignificant act was 
deeply resented by the city marshal 
who grabbed the boy by the arm and 
attempted to make h;m take tr- 
out of the fire, which was ma- 
an impossible thing to do, and of no 
consequence one way or the other. The 
so-called arrest of this bey was dearly 
unnecessary. There was no call for this 
interference en the part of the officer. 
His attitude naturally aroused the whole 
body of students present. That, under 
tiie trying circumstances, they exercis- 
ed good judgment and self control, is 
much to their credit. That the officer 
in question should attempt by a state- 
ment in the papers to make it appear 
that this boy, who under the question- 
ableproceedure was denied a chance to 
proove in court his innocence, is greatly 
to be regretted. This practically 
amounts to conviction without trial. 

It seems to us exceedingy 
unfortunate that the 

papers should have taken it fcr 
granted in their write-ups that the 
reason the boys did net break the law 
by attacking the over-zealous officer 
was due to their cowardice. 

The writers of these articles were 
evidently looking at the entire situa- 
tion from a lower view point of citizen- 
ship than our boys are taught to use 
as a standard of conduct. The 
teachers present at the time highly 
commended the boys for the good 
sense and self-restraint which they 

The statements in the daily papers 
that no prosecution would follow, if the 
boys in the boys in future behaved 
themselves' beside the mark. First, 
because there is no basis for a prose- 
cution, no misdemeanor by any of the 
students having been committed; and 
second, the boys of the Normal School 
will see to it in the future, as they 
always have in the past, and as any 
fair-minded citizen would agree that 
they did upon this occasion see to it, 
that their conduct is on the high 
plane of good citizenship. 

The official cartoonist for the 
Courier indorses his work "Cat." 
Who can guess the rest? 

The Western Courie 


The senior class and others will 
present "As You Like It" fo- .he 
annual dramatic event. Miss Davis, 
Die director, has been engaged for 
snme time in organizing the piny aud 
choosing the characteis. The ftrsl 
Shakespearian l lay ever played by 
local talent here was "Twelfth 
Night," given in 1909. The next 
year "Midsummer Night's Dream" 
was staged and was successful. Last 
year the tragedy, "Hamlet," was 
presented with exceptional success, 
there being especially good material 
in school for such a play. The .sft'air 
last year was made a "Home Com- 
ing" occasion, and probably the 
same will be true of the event this 
year. The cast of characters will be 
announced very soon. 


The proposition to unite the Ath- 
letic and Oratorical Associations was 
voted clown last Thursday, there being 
forty-five votes for it and thirty 
against. The constitution requires a 
two-thirds majority to amend, so the 
associations will continue independ- 
ently as before. The proposition to 
accept the Courier's twenty-fix e cent 
rate to association members carried 
by a vote of fifty-seven to fifteen. The 
question at once arises if the last 
proposition holds since the first one 
has been rejected. Some are of the 
opinion that the Courier should be 
given to all Athletic members at the 
reduced rate, and some hold that the 
Oratorical members should have the 
same privilege. 

The Courier made the proposition 
to the members provided the associa- 
tions should combine. Every student 
is a member of the Oratorical Asso- 
ciation by virtue of being a member 
of the school. If the Courier extends 
its offer to the Oratorical members, 
then the reduction will be given to 
everyone in the school. However, 
the proposition states that every 
member shall be required to sub- 
scribe before the reduced rate is giv- 
en. Then there would be no need of 
granting the privilege to the Athletic 
members, because they would be in- 
cluded in the other association. On 
the other hand the fact that the pro- 
position requires every member to 
take advantage of the reduction, 
would make it possible for one per- 
son, by refusing to subscribe, to de- 
prive the others of the advantage. 
How this will work out in practice is 
a matter of conjecture, but it is hop- 

ed the aim the Courier had in mak- i 
nig the proposition will be realized. 
This aim was to get the school paper 
into the hands of every student in 
s hool. 


The girls of the junior class ; a 
Physical Training, under the direc- 
tion of Miss Lamkin, gave an inter- 
esting demonstration in the gymna- 
sium last Wednesday. Free hand 
exercises, club swinging, folk 
dances, wand exercises, and various 
games made up the program which 
was given to more than two hundred 
spectators. After the program the 
girls' Academic basketball tean> 
played the Normal girls' team. The 
game was exciting and both teams 
were enthusiastically supported 
from the balcony. Christie Dark 
was the champion basket thrower, 
she making sixteen of the twenty- 
two points credited to the Academ- 
ics. The Normal girls were closelv 
guarded, receiving only one point. 
Judging from the playing in th's 
game the girls will have a winning 
team this season. 

The boys of the ninth grade are 
using the gymnasium every time it 
is not in use otherwise. They are 
taking considerable interest in bas- 
ketball and are planning to win 
their share of the class champion- 
ship games. 


The annual preliminary oratorical 
contest will be held in the audito- 
rium the evening of December 15. 
The contest promises to be one 
worth attending, as may be seen 
from the list of orators. The win- 
ners of this contest will represent 
this school in the State Contest with 
Old Normal in March. 

Ross Stephens will deliver an ora 
tion on "Universal Peace." George 
Salisbury will speak on the subject, 
"America's Birthright for a Mess of 
Pottage," which is a plea for the 
conservation of our mineral resourc- 
es. "The Ministry of Leadership" 
is Howard Thompson's subject and 
considering his experience in public 
speaking, he should make a very 
good showing. Ed Norton will enter 
the contest but his subject is not 
known at this writing. Miss Emma 
Callihan has something to say on the 
much-needed "Journalistic Reform." 
Miss Audre Smick has an oration 
dealing with"Puritan vs. Modern 

Life." Russell Browning has wi'i- 

ten an oration with the unique title 
"What's Next?" 


The Oratorical Association has or- 
ganized and planned a very extensive 
program for the remainder of the 
year. The inter-class contest will 
take place in a short time, and the 
State Inter-Normal contest will be 
held here in March. 

Besides this, it has been planned 
to offer medals for declamation, ora- 
tory and debate in the academy. Rep- 
resentatives from the twelfth grade, 
the eleventh, the tenth and the ninth 
will hold a preliminary contest to 
decide the winner in the respective 
classes, and these winners will con- 
test for a banner similar to the ath- 
letic banner, which is now contested 
for each spring. 

This will not only awaken a strong 
er interest in these lines, but will be 
a means of training the younger stu- 
dents for the annual literary so- iety 
contests, and also for the State and 
Inter-State Oratorical contests. It is 
hoped this plan will work to the ■very 
great advantage of the school and the 
individuals who participate. Un- 
doubtedly there will be sufficient in- 
terest to keep the med- 
als in demand, but it is 
not certain that the student body in 
general will attend these affairs. The 
fate of the plan is in the hands of 
the students. Will they support it or 


Four more "buzzers" have been 
installed by Mr. White and the jani- 
tors. One in the print shop will take 
the place of a much needed clock. 
Another has been located in the saw- 
room, so that the people who work 
there may be warned of the change 
of classes. A third is placed in the 
bench room, and it is strong enough 
to make itself heard above the racket 
of the workers. The last one serves 
two purposes. It is located back of 
the stage in the auditorium, and will 
not only notify the president of quit- 
ting time, but will give chapel speak- 
ers a fair warning. 

The printshop has printed a neat 
little booklet for Miss Davis' read- 
ing department. It will be used to 
supply her classes with certain lit- 
erary sketches that are hard to 
obtain otherwise. 

The Wesi ern Couri en 


(Continued from page 53 ) 
were resorted to frequently. Stickle 
carried the bull forty yards on a 
tackle buck which made possible a 
touchdown by Wilson. Hedding | '. 
Normal 5. 

In the second quarter Hedding ral- 
lied and soon made three points on 
a drop kick by Coleman. Also in 
the latter part of the quarter Hea- 
ding mad" a touchdown but failejl 
to kick goal. Our boys played most- 
ly_on the defensive during this quai- 
which displayed the excellent 
of Gill and Wetzel in tackling. 
1 was injured in the latter 
of the quarter and retired in 
f;iWr of Siinonson at right tackle. 
Kedding 8, Normal 5. 

In the third quarter, Black made 
an eighty-yard run through the en- 
tire Hedding line for a touch-down. 
Hue/ kicked goal. Hedding 8, Nor- 
mal 11. Foster also made a tonch- 
down on a fake place kick, but was 
not allowed it because of a technical- 
ity. Stickle also made good gains 
during this quarter. 

In the fourth quarter Dobson made 
a place kick which was soon evened 
up by a drop kick by Coleman of Hed- 
ding. Hedding 11, Normal 14. Dar- 
ing the last few minutes of play Scr- 
enson made a touchdown, and Huey 
kicked goal, making the final score. 
Hedding 11, Normal 20. The lineup: 
Hedding. Normal. 

Braucht L.E Black 

Hickle L.T Stickle 

Housch L.G Stevens 

Earel.Capt C Gill 

Nelson R.G.Simonson, Smith 

Hukill R.T. . .Wetzel, Cayt. 


Dunlap R.E Foster 

Stewart L.H Sorensen 

Giles R.H Wilson 

Marchead F.B Dobson 

Coleman Q.B Huey 

Referee, Callihan; umpire, Switzer. 
As a curtain raiser, a game was 
played by Macomb High School vs. 
Table Grove High School. These 
teims were rather light, but played 
a clean, snappy game throughout. 
Millsom played a good game for Ma- 
comb and was especially good in 
punting. Several long runs were 
made by Table Grove's half backs, 
which, however, availed nothing. 

The game ended with a score of 
6-0 In favor of Macomb. 


(Continued from pagi 1 
■ ion la bow quite complex in form. 
There are of course general meetings 

for discussion of question* oi 
mon interest and for carrying on the 
necessary business. The most impor- 
tant part of the work, however, Is 
done in section meetings. Then- i- a 
separate section for each of t!i. 
branches taught in the high school 
one f( r administrative i ■ ■■ 
one for high school libraries, four 
teen in all. In each section the a! 
tempt is now to crystallizi 
so far aa practicable, and to pro 1 
uniformity in the various hi;di 
schools of the sta'e, shaping 
work of the smaller and \ 1 
schools and raising the standard in 
all. The work done in this way is 
exceedingly helpful. 

The Western Illinois Normal was 
we!! represented in these section 
meetings. Mr. Johnson gave in the 
agricultural section a very interest- 
ing talk, illustrated by lantern slides. 
descriptive of what our school is do- 
ing- for agricultural education. Mr. 
Dickerson, in the history section, 
read a paper on the teaching of civics, 
and Miss Colby's name appeared on 
the program of the househald sci- 
ence section, but on account of ill- 
ness she was unable to be present. 
.Mr. McGilvrey, Mr. Hursh, and Miss 
Atkinson were in attendance at the 

The Quarterly No. 12, which is de- 
voted to the interest of history in 
the Western Normal School, will be 
printed on the Courier press, Mr. 
Bishop doing the work. This w'll 
be the second quarterly printed here, 
and an effort is being made to make 
it as mechanically perfect as is pos- 
sible on a press such as the Courier 

As an English lesson last Friday the 
ninth grade proof read the Courier. 
Those who did the best work In the 
first division were Nina Walters and 
Ruby Kirkpatrick; in the second Mir- 
iam Null and Ruby Mullen; in the third, 
Wade Adams and John Kennet. 

The Lincolns and Irvings have or- 
ganized a boys' orchestra and a girls' 
sextette, which will give musical se- 
lections for both societies. Last week 
the Lincolns gave a Thanksgiving 
program. The debate was on the 
question: Resolved, That Thanksgiv- 

ot as Impoi 
holiday as the Fourth ol i 
affirmative v.os supported by Jay 

Edit, the negative by Ruby Mullen. 

'I he members of the eigl 

manual trainii.g class are 
MlM Hamilton's roo 
racks and she! 

Alfred Way! 
Bior • la : • 

R.I in tond, Va. 

Pa il White studeaffi 

here last year 


Vj-s Grote's Co 
Training class is hearing Miss Ham- 
ilton's very interesting course cf 1 
le ' res en Primarj Methods. 

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Each Man on the Team Deserves 

Honorable Mention and 

a Word of Praise. 

The Normal has fought a good 
fight this fall, and a brief review of 
the season, together with soir.e analy- 
indivMua] players, should 
rro-e fruitful and not descend to a 
recital of excuses for defeats, or a 
mere jubilee for victory. I leave to 
others mere wont to mathematical 
calculations to compute the percent- 
ages of games lost and won, as well 
as all other such nice computations 
for the football score-board. If we 
are careful in our judgment of men 
and events for commendation, and 
frank to criticise mistakes, we may 
avoid all braggadocio and accumu- 
late co-operative enthusiasm for fur- 
ther school activities. 

It is the general consensus of opin- 
ion now that many students rather 
than only a few should have access 
to athletics fields and school para- 
phernalia. Somtimes this is urged 
along with the significant remark 
that "we like to win our share of the 
games, too, of course." These de- 
mands are likely to be innocently 
hinted whether or no there be the 
best of equipment or one little ath- 
letic field, one narrow racing course, 
one gymnasium floor, any shower- 
baths, any locker rooms, or grand- 
stand or financial support, and 
whether or no there be one man or a 
half-dczen in charge. A team must 
have some attention and direction 
and some contests in order to keep it 
alive. The Normal's entire football 
paraphernalia has been used all fall. 
Another season there will have to be 
provided more suits for the boys, or 
the boys encouraged to purchase 
their own suits. Inter-class games 
had to be checked until after the 
season's schedule had been played 
for lack of suits, balls and field room. 
A ninth grade team was disappoint- 
ed the second week out by lack of a 


ball and football pants. The two in- 
ter-class games played resulted in 
such an interchange of suits, in spite 
of previous precaution, as well as the 
missing of first and second team 
practices, that all further class 
games were barred until after 
Thanksgiving, when we may expect 
to enjoy the Academy-Normal game 
and the annual inter-society scrim- 
mage. The Athletic Association was 
not blind to the needs of football*^ 
either, for they had expended over 
$63, more or less wisely, before the 
season opened. 

The opening game with Kewanee 
High School on Oct. 7 was full of 
discomfort for Normalites. From 
then until the Hedding game, the 
problem was to develop a good field 
manager. Inexperienced guards 

made the position of quarterback 
doubly trying. There seemed to be 
no pivot to the squad, while every 
man waited for a leader. The arri- 
val of reinforcements in the persons 
of Dobson and Sorensen brought new 
confidence and allayed somewhat the 
disappointment in the loss of Jerry 
Standard of half-back fame. What- 
ever may be said of Dobson's Indi- 
vidual playing at fullback, this man, 
probably more than any other, 

(Continued on page 63) 


The Preliminary Oratorical Con- 
test Is Most Interesting Just 
Now. — But Just Wait. 

Last Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, 
the oratorical board met and electeo 
the following students as officers: 
Pres., Ben West; vice pres., Har- 
low Wyne; sec.-treas., Sarah Stock- 
ing; sec.treas. of InterNormal Ass'n, 
Hope McGillivray. 

The board is formulating plans 
Cor several enterprises during the 
year which will no doubt be very in- 
teresting. But that which perhaps 
now interests us the most is the 
coming preliminary contest. Aside 
from the orations, which will be 
good, there wil be several good mu- 
sical numbers by the orchestra, the 
Nevin quartet, and a double piano 
number by Hiss Shamel, Miss Duns- 
worth, Mrs. Johnson aud Mrs. 
Hursh. One can see that these 
numbers will be excellent, and on 
the whole, the contest will be well 
worth one's time and money. 


Several Familiar Faces Are Seen 
Among the Teachers. 

The Courier, having become 
somewhat metropolitan in style, had 
a representative at the Schuyler 
County Teachers' Institute during va- 
cation last week. Prominent on the 
program were Miss Davis and Miss 
Grote, while several familiar faces 
were seen among the body of the 
teachers, some of them being the 
Misses Ruth Taylor, Dena Harney, 
Maud VanAntwerp, Pearl Davis, 
Beulah Angell, Sophia and Ada 
Logsdon; also Messrs. Russell Fow- 
ler, Ralph Swearingen, and Earl 
Eyman. Most of thesi people are 
now teaching, and as all Normal 
students do, are making a success 
of it. 

The play. When? To-morrow night. 


The Western Courier. 
Hoard of Managers. 

Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Allely 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Offieio Mr. McGilvrey 


Business Manager .. ..C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

George Salisbury 


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Have you ever thought of the im- 
portance of a school paper? Is there 
any necessity for a school publica- 
tion? "What should a school paper 
do? These are questions that are be- 
coming important to students and fa- 
culty alike. There are many papers 
coming to our exchange shelves from 
many kinds of schools and most of 
them are first-class. 

Certain criticisms have been made 
and certain ideals set up in regard 
to school papers by various people of 
the school, and it is here that it is 
hoped some definite conclusion as to 
an Ideal school publication may be 

First, is there any necessity? The 
press has wielded a great influence 
In general society and has created a 
notable place of influence for Itself, 
in school, as well as out of it, there 
are conditions to be improved upon 
and standards to be set up. There arc 
always happenings of interest to be 
recorded for the benefit of the stu- 
dents In school, the alumni, and oth- 
ers connected with it. Such happen- 
ings may not be as important at the 
time of their occurrence as they will 
be later In the school's history. Then 
there are jokes and trivial incidents 
that amuse the readers, although 
they are seldom of any lasting lm- 

The Western ( our i i i 

Second, What should a school pa 
per do? As above stated, it should 
1 fiord the current events of the 
school life; it should reflect the spirit 
and attitude of the student body; It 
should never fear to attack an exist- 
ing evil, and it should lead in any 
movement for the betterment of the 
tchool community. Thes" Clings well 
done make a paper a valuable, even 
Indispenslble, factor n school life. 

While the above will apply t". 
sihools (n general, every type ol 
school will support its individual 
type of publication. High school pa- 
pers are generally in a l..-jht?r vein, 
although they do not fail to use 
their power as moulders of public 
opinion. College papers devote some 
srace to local incidents, but quite of- 
ten take up more serious questions. 

The Normal School publications 
take a stand quite alone. It seems 
that Normal School papers feel that 
they can, in a small way, spread the 
spirit of education among the read- 
ers. None devote their entire space 
to jokes and trivial incident?. 
Many take pride in recording edu- 
cational progress in their communi- 

Practically all take the serious 
side of their mission and promote 
it with vigor and no doubt with 
success. The very business of a 
Normal school should reflect seri- 
ousness and good judgment in its 
publication. If the Courier can bet- 
ter existing conditions, lead in any 
reform movement, record important 
happenings, encourage school activ- 
ities, mould healthy school opinion, 
and spread the Normal School spirit, 
it will prove its right to use up con- 
siderable paper and take some time 
from class routine. 

Mr. W. D. Agnew, president of 
Hedding College, in a letter to Mr. 
Mci"iilvrey makes the folloving state- 

"Our football team spoke in un- 
usually high terms of the splendid re 
ceqtion and treatment which they 
received at the hands of your students 
during their recent visit. I hope they 
conducted themselves in a way to 
merit it." 

Miss Ursula Kennedy will give a 
demonstration with the second and 
third grade in music Friday after- 
noon n the music room. 


Ifisg Helen ' bai < bach- 

ing music and an a 1 11. in 

a letter to Miss Uuekner she says Ehe 
enjoys her music work and is im- 
proving in the art line. 

.Miss Helen Irvine, '10, is teaching 
twenty-nine children at Keithsburg, 
111. She reports progress and show* 
disposition to earn the graduate di- 
ploma. She sends 50 cents for the 
Courier. -Hurray! 

"Prof. Ross Nichol is spending his 
vacation with home folks near Had- 
l"y," says the Perry (111.) Citizen. 

Mr. Fairfax Townley, '11, who 
teaches at p Harbor, was 
in the city over the holidays. 

Mr. A. M. Roberts, '11, has as',:ci 
for a memorial number of the Coj- 
rh r. Mr. R b< rts is a 

country school in art of 

McDonougb county. 

Mr. Harold Roberts, '11, is work- 
ing in the lumber business at White- 
hall, 111. 

Glenn Carmer, who attended 
school here several years a'- r o, was 
seen in the Study Hall Monday. 

.Miss Laura Hanson, who graduated 
from here several years ago, and Miss 
Irene Bassett, who graluated last 
year, were attending the domestic 
science section at Urbana. 

Ward Taylor, 08, and Miss Alice 
Morris, '11, were seen at Urbana by 
our special correspondent. 

Of course we are all sorry our 
team didn't get a chance at that 
Carthage College bunch but there is 
some satisfaction in leaving a game 
unplayed — we can always believe, 
way down in our hearts, we could 
beat them. 

Today is Platonian day. The de- 
bate will be interesting as it is 
about a subject which is being much 
discussed today among educators, 
namely: Vocational Training. 

If Miss Colby teaches the senior 
girls to do fancy work, can Louise 
Tuck ? 

Miss Dunsworth will give barca- 
rolles this week and nocturnes next 
at the chapel exercises. Friday the 
tenth grade music class will give a 
chapel program consisting of songs 
studied during the term. 

Everybody seems to be quite hap- 
py after the visits at home. 

The Western Courier 



(Continued from page 61) 
brought a spirit of confidence into 
the cimp. Accidents to Black, Stickle, 
Smith, and Huey, at various times, 
crippled, the machine work of the 
squad, while parental objections kept 
Wyne and the Watsons, and other 
strong men out of the game. A slow 
start, lack of an experienced quar- 
terback, the inexperience of nearly 
every man in his respective position, 
coupled with the fact that several in- 
juries befell certain players, it is ex- 
ceedingly gratifying to close the 
schedule by a succession f three hard- 
fought and victorious games, when 
there were two men ready for each 
position and every man in first-class 

Credit is due to so many that it 
would be laborious to mention all. 
Prof. DickeiTon gave excellent sug- 
gestions from his private office, and 
wherever pressure of work permit- 
ted, h'istled the squad through prac- 
tice of carrying the ball, opening the 
line, line holding, etc, besides serv- 
ing us generously and masterfully as 
referee or umpire. Manager Black 
has proved himself proficient in all 
departments of the office to which 
the board of control elected him. 1 
have seldom seen his equal among 
student managers, and I would not 
seek a better. Captain Wetzel has 
led in football tactics and sportsman- 
ship. He inculcated the idea of im- 
provement by the hard work plan, 
and showed that he could take 
own medicine. Ralph Switzer lent 
his services as official and gave a 
sanitary moral support. Yellmas- 
ters, advertising managers, members 
of the band and their drill mistress, 
the second team and the class teams, 
which, for unselfish motives played 
the game, have aroused the grati- 
tude of the football men, for whom 
I regard these "thank yous." Mark 
my word, the football men will in 
turn be among the more loyal sup- 
porters of the Normal in all her 
praiseworthy activities. 


Black, manager. Injuries re- 
ceived when preparing a dummy 
tackling, kept Black on the side 
lines during the early part of the 
fall. His reappearance at left end 
with his usual good nature and a 
little extra speed was highly satis- 
factory to "all hands." Contrary to 
expectations, Black did some of 
his best playing in carrying the ball 
around right end, where he pulled 

off not a few long runs in no poor 
time in spite of his long stride. His 
secret lay in keening close to inter- 
ference and using judgment for 
finding an pening, as well as for 
performing all duties of an end 
man. He played a consistent game 
en defense and always had the nec- 
essary "ginger." As a twelfth 
grade man of 132 pounds weight, he 
will be heartily welcomed another 

Dohson, full back, says he played 
his last game of football on that 
r. emorable day he helped whip Hed- 
ging College. The big fellow 
s 'owed extraordinary speed to 1 " an 
lX3-pound man, both in starting and 
in running interference. His capabili- 
ties were made use of to the full by 
sending the man with the ball 
through the line close on Dobson's 
heels. His attack was unusually ef- 
fective and his good humor inspiring 
to teammates. As a punter he was no 
sluggard and his kickoffs were in- 
variably strong and accurate. 
He broke up the short passes of op- 
posing teams in clever style and his 
bigness behind the line on defense 
had a remarkably salutary effect on 
friend and foe. His unimpeachable 
conduct on the field and his "growl," 
which was just enough to add spice 
to a game, have won for him a place 
in the hearts of all good football 
"fans." He has had three years of 
football fun. 

Foster at right end surpassed the 
right end in weight one pound and 
in age one year. "Iky" is not un- 
known in football circles, but it was 
not until the very last game that he 
came back to tickle the spectators 
with his old-time brilliance in cross- 
gridiron sprints with the little pig- 
skin. Always eager for the thick of 
the fray, alert, business-like, and 
fearless, Foster could ever be 
trusted to fill the end position 
creditably. Whenever an occasion 
demanded he could meet and occa- 
sionally surpass his reputation for a 
clear head and fleet foot. He sel- 
dom got a bruise. He was always a 
good "team" man. He will be 
missed next year from the football 
team and the senior class. 

Gill, center, with over a year's 
experience, behind him and a tenth 
grader of 137 pounds weight, is like- 
ly to attain considerable reputation 
as a football player in spite of his 
unassuming modesty. Lewis was 
usually first man out and not among 
the first to quit practice. He prob- 
ably said the least of any man on 
the squad, and for the center posi- 

tion, especially on offense, that 
quality was a virtue. His passes 
were true to an admirable degree 
and he followed the ball consistently 
and untiringly. It was as a defensive 
smasher that Gill came into promi- 
nence. Indeed, in that capacity he 
deserves credit for a full share in 
placing the score to Normal credit 
in each of the last three games. But 
at center his work was vitally im- 
portant, although little noticed. The 
boys will not allow Gill to forget to 
enter school next September. 

Huey played quarter-back "like a 
fiend" in the Galesburg and Hedding 
games. Huey first assumed respon- 
sibility for running the eleven in 
the Augusta game in which he par- 
ticipated but two minutes. Respon- 
sibility seems to have made the man 
and the team, too. As quarter-back 
he won the confidence of teammates 
who had put little trust in him at 
end, tackle or half back. He showed 
considerable signs of generalship 
and had the ability to pull off not a 
few stunts himself by way of induce- 
ments to his men. His specialty ap- 
peared to be running back punts 
from the safety position, in per- 
forming which important duty he 
was wont to twist himself through 
a good many opponents. He was 
quite adept at the forward pass and 
short accurate kicking and could be 
used for drop kicking or goal kick- 
ing. His greatest fault lay in do- 
ing too much and it was probably 
due mostly to good fortune that he 
came to the climax of his playing 
at the end instead of at the middle 
of the season. Huey probably sur- 
passed the highest expectations of 
his own men and of opposing teams, 
and he is "booked" for phenomenal 
work next fall. 

Hoar showed signs of football in- 
telligence first in the Augusta game, 
when, as captain of the second 
team playing at left end, he carried 
his team to easy victory. For a first 
year man he is worthy of commenda- 
tion. He is a good tackier and a 
quick thinker, and needs only expe- 
rience to put him into the fast class. 

Leach was too good a utility man 
to get a permanent job. Always 
willing to fill in wherever placed, 
Leach was shifted from tackle to 
guard, and from guard to half back. 
For this latter place he was proba- 
bly best qualified, being swift of foot 
and a good man at running through 
a broken field. Leach did some 
good work at the position of guard 
in several games, particularly at de- 
fensive work. 

6 4 

The Western ( )oui i i i 

Simonson improved consistently 
throughout the season, and for his 
playing and other deeds, might well 
lay claim to special popularity. His 
best work was done in breaking 
through an opponent's line and spoil- 
ing nicely laid plans. He was alter- 
nated at tackle and guard positions, 
and was able to play on either side 
of the line with characteristic ease. 
He kept himself in good condition all 
season and never needed a bandage 
or a pad. Simonson is the type of 
man in the line beside whom it is a 
pleasure to work. He does his full 
share and keeps everlastingly at it 
with head and strength. 

Stickle leaves the 12th grade this 
year. His weight and high school 
football experience served him well 
at the tackle positon, where he could 
be depended upon to tear down the 
opposing offense and to steadily ad- 
vance the ball. He was the right 
man in the right place, most particu- 
larly in the Hedding game, but his 
services at tackle invariaby counted 
well for the Normal. His love of 
the gridiron scrimmage was not one 
whit slackened by an accident which 
kept him out of the mid-season 
games. He will be missed another 

Stevens was the shifty man, al- 
ready experienced in the ways of 
high school football. Either at 
guard, end or quarter, or fullback, 
Stevens was able to fulfill the high- 
est expectations of those familiar 
with the game. Circumstances 
threw him into the position of left 
guard, where his quickness in charg- 
ing made him a hard opponent, but 
his fitness for the back field was 
most marked. Stevens was an ag- 
gressive player always, and must be 
classed among those who create ha- 
voc with the opposing team's line 
and interference. We venture to 
predict great things for Stevens an- 
other year. 

Sorensen plajed football with the 
same vim which characterized him 
everywhere. At left half and at 
right smashing end, his speed and 
ingenuity told for the Normal eleven. 
An extra-clever exhibition of quick 
wit and nerve was displayed by Sor- 
ensen at smashing end in the Gales- 
burg and Hedding games, when the 
neatest plays of visiting teams were 
outguessed and outrun. Sorensen's 
play was always square and whole- 
hearted. The Normal need ask for 
no more reliable half-back. 

Smith suffered from a sprained 
ankle during the early fall, 
but got back for a part 

of the later games, when he 
creditably acquitted himself at 
guard's position. Smith might de- 
velop into first caliber if left at the 
same position another season, as his 
strength and nerve are of the right 
Stuff. He leaves the twelfth 
this year. 

Wet c) retained the con 
lis men and made a goo 1 captain. 
His transfer from guard to right 
tackle turned out advantageously. 
His skill at blocking and at opening 
a vide hole 'or the backs was de- 
lightful to behold. \U charged low 
and with force and kept his endur- 
ance a ho e the average. Quarter- 
back Huey found right tackle a sure 
ground-gainer in the tackle around 
play. As < a; tain he showed an ad- 
mirable self-control and neither vic- 
tory or de f eat upset him. Fven For- 
tune smiled upon him, for he won 
every toss throughout the season. 
The Captain's services in connection 
with football will be wanted next 
year, although he will have become 
a senior. 

Wilson at half-back and smash- 
ing center was a "host." Of solid 
build, excellent proportion, and sur- 
prisingly agile, he was amply suited 
for the line-bucking and line back- 
ing he so faithfully perfcrmed. The 
grandstand cheered him most when 
he was following Dobson for line- 
smashing. His h-ild of the ball was 
sure and his interference telling. 
Wilson's objections to the opponent's 
gaining an inch, were stubbornly- 
backed up by ferocious tackling 
close to the scrimmage line. Oppo- 
nents always found him a tough 
fighter and never off the job. 

No credits will be given Monday 
for last term's work. The "Hunk- 
ers" and "conditioners" will receive 
dainty little blue slips, which it is 
hoped will remind them of ill spent 
hours. The credits will be given to 
those who have earned them, one 
week from Monday. Warning: Don't 
come into the study hall Monday. 

Miss Gladys Fishleigh, our first 
grade teacher, spent her short vaca- 
tion in Chicago listening to grand 
opera, which she very enthusiastical- 
ly says was worth the whole trip to 
the city, even if she had not seen the 
play "Everyman." This play is mak- 
ing a great impression on theater- 
goers, and Miss Fishleigh reports it 
as being exceptional. 

Turkeys' revenge — indigestion. 

Kix D4 

have b 

rfous departments. They will re- 
place some older and well-worn r,-.a- 

being made in the .Mar: 
-!:o;i. That is, the frame w.r>. e vA 

are being pi | 
works. V.'i. 

will write it up and thei ■ 
proud of itself. 

Did you flunk this quartern 
Even 7/ you don t /v 
had belli r go (o lite play in die 
audit, rutin to morrow night. 

Dot:* miss the play Ichtwn • 

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Vol. IX, No. XV 111 is, Die 14, 1911. 

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Play Given by Galesburg High 

School Dramatic Club Was 

Much Enjoyed by All. 

The Dramatic Club of the Gales- 
burg High School presented the core- 
ely "A Quiet Little Dinner," in the 
auditorium Friday night. The play 
was bro-.ight here by the senior class, 
and was the first of a series of enter- 
tainments to be given for the bene- 
fit of the year book. 

I i'lian Mayhew, a sprightly young 
lady, is visiting her married sister 
Mrs. Pembrooke. A very superannu 
ated v.idowed cousin, noted for h?r 
bossing qualities, announces an un- 
expected visit to the Pembrooke 
home. Previous to the visit, howev- 
er, this cousin has presented the 
Pembrooke's v Hh a handcome sum 
of money to be used in keeping a 
cook and waitress. Instead, Mr. 
Pembrookes with a handsome sum 
it. Upon arrival of the cousin the 
sisters plan a way to disguise Miss 
Lillian as the waitress. At 
this point Richard Grant, the fiancee 
al Miss Lillian, also an old friend 
of Pembrooke, arrives at the Pem- 
brooke home and is discovered by 
Mrs. Clarabelle Mayhew-Tucker, toe 
cousin above mentioned, who mis- 
takes him for a peddler and comes 
very near buying him out, even to 
his engagement ring. To conce-il 
the identity of the ring he has to 
tell the cousin it is a present from 
a very dear friend. Miss Lillian, 
now in the costume of a waitress, 
hears her finance's explanation in re- 
gard to the ring and takes it for 

(Continued on page 67) 

Six Good Orations Will Be Deliv- 
ered in the Preliminary 
Oratorical Contest. 

Tomorrow is the date set for the 
first important event of the year in the 
oratorical 'ine. TheAnnual Prelimi- 
nary Contest will be held, some of it 
having been mentioned in last week's 
issue. If is need'^-s to say that it 
will be good, but the point, that the 
success of the contest depends rr,u:h 
on the student's support, cannot be 
emphasized too strongly. In this 
contest will be seven good orations, al! 
of which are about subjects of present 
day interest. Perhaps it would add 
some interest to give a short resume 
of the contestants and their respective 

George Salisbury has never before 
been in the contest, although he has 
had some experience in that he repre- 
sented the Ernersonians in the Inter- 
Society contest last May. His oration 
"America's Birthright for a Mess of 
Pottage", is the same as the one giv- 
en last May, and will, no doubt, be de- 
livered much better at this time, 

The oration "Municipal Government" 
will be delivered by Ed. Norton, Jr. 
Altha he is an entirely new man in 
the contest, his oration on such an 
up-to-date subject should make a 
very creditable showing. 

Miss Audre Smick enters the contest 

(Continued on page 67) 

The Outlook for the Season 
1912 Is Most Favorable. 
Watch Us Win. 

The 1911 football squad met ani 
elected Simon Simonson cartaln of 
next year's aggregation. In a per- 
sonal interview Mr. Simonson said: 
"There is no reason why this 3 liool 
cannot have as strong a team as any 
normal school in the Central West." 

There will be several of this yeir's 
stars back for the work next autumn. 
Among these are named Wetzel, this 
season's efficient captain, Bla^k, Gill, 
Pimonson, Stevens, R. Wilson, and 
Fluey. It is rumored "Curley" Wil- 
son and Poss \icho! will be ready 

for the lineup npxf 

"timber. How- 

ever, there are several strong men 
who Mill develop into first-class ma- 
terial. In this connection, the names 
of Bennett, the Watsons, Garrison, 
Smith, George Gill, and Hoar. 

When questioned regarding th"? 
probable schedule, the captain said 
he favored playing several colleges 
and dropping some of the smalls 
high schools that we quite often de- 
feat. In the conversation he sug- 
gested Carthage, Hedding, and Illi- 
nois College as desirable opponents. 
His idea is to match more with the 
Normal schools. The Platteville 
Normal school would be very desir- 
able and the trip would undoubted- 
ly be valuable to the team. Some 
one or two of the Illinois Normal 
schools should be taken on. Charles- 
ton, DeKalb, or Carbondale are wor- 
thy of our best efforts.. Among the 
neighboring high schools, Monmouth, 

)Continued on page 67) 


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Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Allely 

Eleventh Grade Viet, r Wood 

Tenth Grade Clareace Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Map* 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Officio Mr. McGilvrey 


Business Manager .. ..C. E. White 

Asst. Bueiness Manager 

George Salisbury 


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How thirsty humanity is to learn 
all about crime. Every daily paper 
devotes a large amount of space to 
murders and thefts. Very little is 
said of what the good people do. 
Readers do not care for such com- 
monplace happenings. Of course it 
wouldn't matter much if only the old 
people read these articles, but the 
young people are at their mercy. 

Now there is a certain instinct of 
human nature that must be explained 
before one can fully appreciate the 
dangers of newspaper villiany. 

A person becomes what he thinks 
about. Young people have very 
vivid imaginations. They succumb 
to suggestions. They think about 
the things they see flared at them 
in black-faced type. Knowing this, 
den't you think the newspapers are 
real greedy to take advantage of 
these instincts, always in youth, and 
often in age? 

For a great many years the news- 
papers have been a great factor in 
the life of the nation. In fact, the 
printed page has so long been 
a mystery to the people that 
they have been prone to believe 
everything that appeared in print. 
The press, in many instances, has 
dealt in glaring falsehoods without 

Western < oui 

many readers surmising the untruth 
of the statements. Of late people 
are beginning to realize that news- 
papers are quite as apt to get things 
wrong as is the proverbial village 

This fact Is taken from the 
its ability to mould public opinion. 
In forming opinions based on news- 
paper comment, people make it a 
rule to allow a wide margin for ex- 
aggeration. The papers, many of 
them, have cried "Wolf! Wolf!" so 
long that people do not respond. 
Some day they wfll want to cry 
"Wolf! Wolf" in earnest, then they 
will hear nothing but loud silence. 

M:ss Shamel's father died last Friday 
from injuries received in a fall. Mr. 
Shamel was at one time a contractor 
aud was examining a house in refer- 
ence to repairs. While on the rocf 
he was stricken with apoplexy, this 
causing the fall His shoulder 
was broken and the brain suffered 
concussion. He lived about three 
days after the accident. 

When a man fails under very ad- 
verse circumstances we say "Can't 
blame him" but when a man succeeds 
under the same difficulties we shout, 
"What a Hero!" 

In the envelope containing "The 
Perhaps" from Dallas City there was 
enclosed a post card with a view of the 
Steamer Saint Paul at the Dallas 
landing. The card was addressed to 
Miss Adeline Goodrich, Minonk, I 111 — 
inois. The writer was asking that the 
boy deliver a quart of miik early 
Monday evening. The Courier has 
forwarded the card to the proper per- 
son with the hope that the lady will 
receive the milk in time for the week- 
ly churning. How the card found its 
way into the "Perhaps" envelope is a 


Mr. Kusama, a native of Japan, 
and now a student in the University of 
Wisconsin was here last Tuesday 
displaying a very artistic collection of 
old Japanese block prints. He also 
had quite an assortment of Japanese 

fancy work which was very p!e; 
In connection with the art ». 

had a number of small modern paint-J 
ings made in Japan. Th-i :.e were a 
center of attraction to U 


a d the I 
se art. 



The Courier learned from Mr. Keef- ■ 
er that he intended a , day 

for fishing in Lake Ruin this Autumn, 
but the water froze before the day waa 
designated. It was his plan to have! 
one or more representatives from each 
class try their angling skill in a fishing 
contest. We are sorry that this event 
did not take place for surely Isaac Wal- 
ton would be overjoyed cou'd he look 
down from fisherman's heaven and see 
the string of black bass the Normal-- 
ites wonld have carried home. Spring 
is coming. Let's remind Mr. Keefer. 


Open Country Club Xo. 2 was or- 
ganized Dec. 6, 1911. The purpose 
of this club is to help the students 
who intend to teach in the country 
toward standardizing the country 

The following officers were elect- 

Miss Mamie E. Thomson, pru- 

Miss Florence E. Legere, vice pres- 

Miss Ethel Landis, secretary. 

Mr. Guy Fetch, treasurer. 

Miss Nannie Allison, representa- 
tive for the Courier. 

Miss Grace Harmon, representa- 
tive for the Sequel. 

All students wishing the benefit 
of this club may learn the particu- 
lars from Miss Thompson. 

The fifth and sixth grades gave a 
public demonstration last Wednesday 
in the gymnasium to the public. Those 
who saw the exercises say it was well 
done. Thursday these same grades 
gave a tea to the mothers. Last week 
completed their course in domestic 
science so this was done to show 
pupils and mothers the value of such 
a course. 

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(Continued from page 65) 
granted he is telling the truth. She 
turns a cold shoulder to Mr. Grant, 
who finds hi3 attempts to explain fu 

Mrs. Mayhew-Tucl cr's dog be- 
comes ill. Mr. Pembrooke, having 
become dazed by the strange actions 
of his friend, and also h:s wife and 
r-iii-law, is only too glad to es- 
cape with Grant in quest of a dog 
doctor. The dog Is saved and th-i 
two men earn the everlasting goou- 
will of the owner. 

From this point the plot begins lo 
unravel. The loves arrange mat- 
ters, the cousin informs the Peni- 
brcokes she must lenve for another 
city, and the Pembrooke home onc*i 
more takes on a home-like appear- 

The part of Lillian Mayhew was 
well studied by Miss Dora Telford. 
Her voice was well suited to h°r 
lines as waitress and her action sup- 
ported the character well. Miss 
Jeannette Taggart as Mrs. Pem- 
brooke did well in her rather sthain- 
ir.g part. Mrs. Clarabelle Mayhew- 
Tucker was represented by Miss Ruth 
Latimer, whose acting was character- 
istic of a self-elected househald man- 
ager. DeLoss Lotts, playing the part 
of Richard Grant, was highly com- 
plimented on his work. Sam Ha/- 
rington was well suited to the char- 
acter of James Pembrooke and did 
clever acting throughout the play. 

The company was conducted by the 
dramatic teacher in the high school, 
Miss Reigle. They seemed to be 
favorably impressed with the treat- 
ment received, and they were cer- 
tainly a very congenial group. 


(Continued from page 65) 
Kewanee, or Quincy would give our 
team good games. 

Taking a general view of the situ- 
ation, it seems quite evident that a 
successful team will be put on the 
field. The spirit of the captain will 
: he appreciated from his following re- 
mark: "What's the use of playing 
teams we can always defeat?" 

The Courier predicts the football 
team will grow as the school itself is 
now growing. 


(Continued from page 65) 
with the oration, "Conservaton of 
"orests." This is a subject which is 

being much discussed now among 
statesmen and should bo interesting. 

"Universal Peace " is the subject 
of an oration to be delivered by Ross 
Stevens. He has never appeared on the 
Norma! sta^e before but ha 3 represent- 
ed the localhigh school quite creditably. 
He is expected by iomc to "sh„w the 
rest of 'em up". 

Howard Thompson won second 
place in last year's preliminary, and 
is considered a dangerous contestant. 
He has wide experience in oratory 
having appeared in several contests. 
He will deliver his oration of last year, 
"The Ministry of Leadership". 

Russel Browning was also in last 
year's contest. His oration, "What 
Next", deals with the immigration 
problem. Having given an idea of 
what to expect, the best advice the 
Courier can give is: don't miss the 
contest tomorrow night. 


The Courier Board of Control held 
its first meeting of the year last week. 
A great deal of important business 
was transacted but the thing of most 
importance to the student bedy was a 
motion made and carried to the effect 
that any organization as a whole, 
could have the Courier at the rate of 
twenty five cents per subscription pro- 
vided all the members of the organi- 
zation became subscribers. The coard 
defined an organization as any body of 
students, class, society, club or 
association, organized with a name, 
and having the regular officers. 

Now the Courier is not compelled 
to make this reduction in order to keep 
alive nor did we think the paper would 
be cheapened to the extent of a quar- 
ter, for it will still be worth more than 
fifty cent a year . The only thought of 
the board in reducing th« price by on* 
half, was to place the paper within the 
1 each of every student in the school. 

Now, won't you please, quit borrow- 
ing your neighbor's Courier, save a 
dime every week until New Year's 
and come back with a New Year's 
resolution to increase your school spirit 
one hundredjper cent by becoming a 

subscriber to the best little school pa- 
per in the Military Tract? 

L. W 


"What a great fire a little matter 
khidleth?" Aiso \, i'.ii. great ex- 
citement a little water maketh. 
Thursday afternoon, 1.- two girls 
v.e.e leaving the se floor cloak 
J rcom for the first il or by the east 
1 stairway, they suddeu'iy felt a damp- 
I ne:-.s on their heads. Everybody with- 
j in seeing distance flocked to the spot 
and looked for more water. Evi- 
dently the bystanders expected to 
see a deluge, but they were disap- 
pointed. Roy Beckelhymer, assist- 
ant jaa : tor, had just fallen down the 
third story stairs with a bucket of 


Friday evening, December 8, the 
Academic girls gave an exhibition of 
physical training methods in the gym- 
nasium. The program consisted of 
marching, free hand exercises, and 
folk dances. It was very interesting 
as every number was given with cor- 
rectness and precision. Much credit is 
due Miss Lamkin, who has had charge 
of the class and has drilled them in 
the various numbers. 

Music was furnished by the orches- 
tra, which was enjoyed by the large 
number present. 

After the drills a basket-ball game 
was played by the Academic girls vs. 
a team selected from the Ninth Grade 
and Junior Classes. The game was 
interesting thruout, the teams being 
very evenly matched. Altho the score 
was not obtained, it is sufficient to say 
that it was very close. 

Local Trustee Keefer was showing 
a group of bankers over the building 
one day last week. Some one said 
they were residents of Monmouth. 

Certain Seniors and a few scat- 
tered Juniors are often seen entering 
certain first floor rooms with the most 
dignified expressions. Wonder what 
they are up to? 

If the color of Mr. Hursh's hair is 
strawberry blonde, is Henry Black? 


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On December 21 is to occur the 
"Boys' Banquet," when faculty boys 
and student men will gather around 
the festive board together and do honor 
to the Normal, it's football team and 
jt's various student activitits. This 
annual festivity Is proving popular and 
we may predict that no man of the 
school will miss the opportunity this 
y«ar. A committe, consisting of four 
members of the faculty and one stu- 
dent from each of the several classes, 
has the matter in charge and tickets 
will be placed on sale soon. 


Ten excellent pictures were re- 
ceived last Thursday from the A. W. 
Elson Co. of Boston. The group 
is n:ade up of "Cicero's Oration 
Against Cataline," "Westminst r Ab- 
bey," Flight of Night," "Angel and 
Lute," "Age of Innocence," "Alice 
Freeman Palmer Memorial," "Pot of 
Basil," "German Farmyard," and 
"Song of the Lark." These were 
displayed in the office for general 
inspection but they are soon to be 
put in frames and hung in the differ- 
ent rooms. Several wi?l not find a 
permanent location but will be 
moved from room to room. This 
will cause them to be noticed more 
and will make them of more benefit 
to the students and facu'Ity. Other 
pictures will remain in certain rooms 
and be considered permanent deco- 

The Trustees are to be thanked 
for their generosity in providing 
thes fine ornaments for the building 
and evidently they realize the edu- 
cative value of art productions. 

The manual training force is mak- 
ing three tables for the benefit of the 
clay^modeling class. These tables 
will have concrete tops about two 
and one-half inches thick. A smooth 
finish will be made on the upper sur- 
face so that the clay will handle 

"Shorty" Felters has provided the 
Courier folding table with some new 
oilcloth . 

The Chalk Plate Machine is work- 
ing nicely . 


I dreamed a dream the other night, 
That filled my heart with ale. 

In all my life no scene so bright, 
Has been my lot to see. 

Methought a golden light streamed 

Upon a happy throng. 
On snowy robes and golden gown 

On students old and strong. 

Then upward, as they pushed their 

Along the marble stairs, 
I saw that all were students gay. 

And banished were their cares. 

There were Juniors there and Seni- 
ors stern, 
And Academics blest. 
But as I looked, Lo! I beheld — 
The Tenth grade led the rest. 

— M. E. 


Father of Waters, 
By thy clear stream 
Sadly I ponder, 
Idly I dream. 
Watching thy billows 
That like the fleet years 
Never turn backward 
In sorrow nor tears. 

Father of Waters, 
Could I, like thee, 
Bury my sorrow 
In yon distant sea, 
Could I forget 
The ache and the pain, 
Then would the hours 
Flow smoothly again. 

On, Mississippi, 
Roll, ever roll, 
On to the ocean, 
Ever thy goal. 
Bury thy trouble 
Deep in thy grave. 
Cover it over 
With silvery wave. 

— ME. 

When almost everything is discov- 
ered that there is to be discovered 
and when almost everything is invent- 
ed that there is to be invented, there 
will be so much that the teachers will 
not try to teach the pupils any great a- 
mount of it but thsy will teach them 
how to learn it. 

"As You Like It" rehearsals began 
Monday evening and will continue for 
some time two times a week. 

Miss Mary Williams, '11, was visit- 
ing the school Monday. 

N. — "I don't like white shirts, 
they fade so fast." 

Q. Tell me ho * rou wi 

pi ine bit, or chisel. 
A. No. l. "A plane on 
st( ne and should be held flat on tlM 
stone, and sharpen t .*: the feather 

is raised an the other side, tnea 
should be turned and shar] 
little en the other side." 

A. No. 2. — To sharpen a p 
or chisel, hold the blade a lit '.<_• 
slanting on an oil stone and scrap it 
until it has a kind of feathery edge." 

A. No. 3. — "A plane bit is .sharp- 
ened on a grindstone; it is sharp- 
ened until it is sharp and the knicks 
are taken out. It is then rubbed 
with oil to take off the feather edge, 

If an elephant is ten feet tall, :'s 
Anna Long? 

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roL. IX, No. XIX 

>vn, Illinois, Dec. 21, 1911. 

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Vliss Grote Attended the Inaugu- 
ration of Hedding's New 

Miss Grote attended the inaugura- 
io.'! of the nev/ presi ler.t of Heddh'g 
College. Dr. Walter D. Agnew, grad- 
uated from the Augusta High school 
vhile she was superintendent of schools 
)f that little city, and at his requert, 
ihe was sent to represent the faculty 
jf our school, taking with her the greet- 
ings of the W. I S. N. S. to Hedding 

She reports an interesting and im- 
jressive occasion, an able inaugural 
address, an inspiring address by Bishop 
Anderson of Chattanooga, and an en- 
ihusias-tic people. 

Miss Grote was favorably impressed 
ji'ith Hedding and congratulates it on 
securing such a strong and able man 
: or president and Dr. Agnew on his op- 
portunity in the educational world. 

Hayes Fuhr, a last year's graduate, 
rho is now teaching in Culver Military 
Academy of Culver, Indiana, has been 
greeting old friends in the Normal 
halls this week. 

Harold McKee, a junior last year 
aut now attending Lombard College 
vas seen around the halls Monday. 

Clint Erwin, a student of Monmouth 
College, was a visitor Monday. 

Mr. McGilvrey went to Ohio ytster- 
day where he will remain during the 

Before the ink is hardly dry on this 
issue, the corridors will resound with 
the rattle of dishes and the patter of 
feet. Tonight is the great night for the 
boys' banquet. 



Six Orations Were Delivered. 
Thompson Wins Second and 
Salisbury. Third. 

The annual preliminary Orat- 
orical Contest was held in the Audi- 
torium last Friday evening. Altho 
orators were confronted by a small aud- 
ience they did their work in a very 
enthusiatic manner. 
The first speaker, Mr. Howard Thom- 
pson with "The Ministry of Leader- 
ship", delivered his oration very well. 
The thought of his discourse is suggest- 
ed by it's title. Mr. Thompson used the 
the same subject last year but it was 
much improved upon and won consid- 
erable favor with the audience. 

Mr. Ed. Norton delivered an oration 
on the very vital subject, "American 
City Government." In this he set forth 
the disadvantages of the older form of 
municipal control and with equal force 
explained the newer form of Commis- 
sion Government. His delivery wa s 
forceful and showed that he was intense 
ly interested in his subject. 

The only lady in the group of speak- 
ers was Miss Audre Smick with "The 
Conservation of Our Forests" as her 
subject. This oration was well thought 
(Continued on pagt 71) 



The Courier Will Conduct a Con- 
test to Stimulate School Pa- 
pers to Greater Activity. 

The Western Courier belieTes no 
individual or institution achieves 
such a degree of excellence as to be 
above chances of improvement. It 
also believes that no school paper, 
however well edited, ever reaches 
absolute perfection. There is in 
school life, as well as general life, a 
place for a student publication, and 
we hope it is fast becoming impera- 
tire to the best management of any 
high school that a student papar be 
published. We believe the 
high school publications of this sec- 
tion of the country are wielding an 
influence, but we further believe they 
can be made to serve a larger pur- 
pose. Some plan should be put on 
foot whereby the student publica- 
tions of this -egion might have the 
opportunity to compare themselves 
and be compared. In order to do this 
the Western Courier will conduct a 
contest that will, in a measure, make 
such an opportunity. Any high 
school paper who desires may enter 
this. The rules, subject to slight 
modifications, are given below: 

The publications shall be divided 
into two classes. Class A shall in- 
clude all weekly papers, and Class B 
all monthly papers. 

The weekly publication that is giv- 
en first rank shall be awarded first 
prize in Class A. In this class the 
contest will open with the issue 
printed during the second week in 
January, and shall continue for five 
successire weeks. 

The monthly publications shall be 
judged on the anuary and February 
issues, and the one recemng the 
highest rank shall receire first prize 
in Class B. 

Basis of Comparison. 

The papers shall be Judged on two 
principal features, Content and 

The content of the paper shall be 
divided into three classes, namely: 

(Continued on pagt 71) 


The Western Courier. 
Board of Managers. 

Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Allely 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Offlcio Mr. McGilvrey 



Business Manager C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

George Salisbury 


Yearly Subscriptioa 50e 

Single Copies 5c 

Printed in Manual Arts Print Shop 
Vol. IX Thur. Dec. 21, 191 1. ~~N»- 19 
Advertising Rates — One Insertion: 

Per Line 5 « 

Per loch 25c 


The contest referred to on an- 
other page is but an initial step 
toward the improvement of the stu- 
dent publications in this region. Student 
papers are taking an active part in 
school life and no doubt they can do 
much more. The Courier believes this 
contest will set a higher standard for 
the papers and after the decision has 
been made they will continue to live 
up to this standard. It will give edi- 
tors a chance to realize their possibil- 
ities. It will create an interest in each 
school for the papers and will thereby 
increase the subscriptions and interest 
of every paper that enters. Surely no 
one can doubt that benefit will be de- 
rived and it Is hoped all the high 
school papers will take advantage of 

While we are talking of art exhibits 
and of hanging this picture in that 
room and this one in another room, 
has any one stopped to think that the 
Courier office would be a gcod place 
to hang some picture? Has any one 
stopped to think that the Courier press- 

The Western Courier 

man and his force enjoy looking at 
pictures as well as gazing all day long 
on bare walls, paper cupboards, type- 
cases and so forth? Has any one stop- 
ped to think of this? 


The biting wind rattled the leaves 
and bits of paper along the pavement 
and then the alleys. The frosty silence 
in the air and the dancing twinkle of 
the stars would lead one to believe it 
was the night before Christmas. All 
humanity slumbered. Two figures clad 
in flowing white robes fleeted along 
that street of beautiful mansions as 
tho they were borne on the tide of the 
wind. From their eager and inquiring 
faces one might easily have guessed 
they were hunting some and were dis- 
appointed. They dashed from the side 
walk across a lawn of dead grass and 
approached a magnificent mansion. 
One climbed upon the wide stone ledge 
of the window and shading his eyes 
with his hand, peered thru the glass. 
There lay a man asleep. His features 
were not relaxed as are the faces of 
the innocent when they sleep. The 
deep lines on the forehead, around the 
mouth, and radiating from the eyelids 
indicated him to be a man of strenuous 
activity. Barely had the onlooker had 
time to see these things before the 
sleeper moved and groaned. Then he 
muttered something but only these 
words in broken connection were heard, 
"Poor security—, damned papers—, 
banked a thousand anyhow". 

No more was said, the form disap- 
peared from the window and joining its 
comrade darted down the lawn and on- 
to the walk. They did not stop again 
on this fine street. They wander- 

ed away into the poor section. There 
they saw miserable shacks but still not 
a human being came to their notice. 
They caught a gleam of a light ahead 
and soon saw a dark figure turn into 
the street from behind them. They 
stepped to one side and were passed 
unnoticed but they saw at a glance it 
was a bowed women. An old shawl 
thrown over her head was held tightly 
together under her chin by an old 

fashioned bres:,t pin, thus leavin 
rest of it to cover the nai 
ders. In her hand she carried s 
thing that gleamed just enoujh in the 
starlight to identify it as a little tin 
pail. Her face was haggard, to be cure 
but u.ider the wrinkles, one could see 
a wealth of kindness there, and a 
mild and healing sympathy. She 
paused at the door of the lighted 
house or rather hut, opened the door 
and closed it behind her. Quickly sped 
the two wanderers to the window. One 
brushed the grime from the glass and 
looked in. What a forlorn room it was! 
A dirty little cook stove in one corner, 
a rickety table near it, two goods box- 
es, and a sort of couch was all that de- 
serves mention. On the floor by the 
farther wall lay a rather young woman 
but resembling a heap of rags. Beside 
her in the curve of her arm was a 
tiny baby. On a rude old couch lay an 
older child. Its face was flushed but 
very thin. Over this bent the[little old 
woman and she was feeding this sick 
one from the little tin pail. Soon it 
sank back on the pillow and slept. The 
woman turned to go to the ones lying 
on the floor. A faint tap on the window 
pane with a londer one following stopp- 
ed her and turning she came toward 
the door. Opening it she said in her 
weak but soothing voice "Who comes? 
Can I help you?" "We are rewarding 
the faithful." said one of the angels, 
"Come with us." 

The Echo from the Vermont High 
School was received Monday and is a 
lively little sheet. 

The Canton Pennant devotes a half 
page to the following statement: 
"This space is dedicated to the Amal- 
gamated Society of Deep Sea Spon- 
ges. May they read it with due rev- 
erence." Wish some Normalites 
would take the hint. 

The"Northern Illinois"from the Dt 
Kalb is devoted mainly to the life and 
work of Superintendent L. A. Hatch 
an educator very prominent in the 
Northern Illinois Teachers' Associa 

Merry Christmas All. 

The Western Couriei 



(Continued from page 69) 
out and presented the audience with 
some very valuable information regard- 
ing the proper control and use of both 
public and private forest lands. 

"Universal Peace", was the subject 
chosen by Mr. Ross Stephens and the 
audience was much impressed by both 
his thot and delivery. In the course 
of his speech he portrayed the evils of 
war and made a very strong point on 
the question of the expense of main- 
taining a navy. One statement, to the 
effect that the money required to fire 
0.13 of our modern guns would give a 
young man a college education wiil 
give the reader a more definite notion 
of the line of his argument. 

The audience was entirely at a loss 
to guess the problem Mr Russell 
Browning would deal with under the 
subject "What Next?" No sooner, 
however, had the first paragraph been 
given than the audience was aware of 
the fact that a very important question 
was being discused, this was the ques- 
tion of Imigration. Mr Browning spoke 
of the rapid increase in population from 

. this source and described the evils that 

I follow as a consequence. 

The last orator was Mr. George 
Salisbury who gave an oration, "Amer- 
ica's Birthright for a Mess of Pottage". 
Probably no question is so vital to the 

, coming generations as the question of 
the conservation of soil fertility. From 
the soil alone is to come the food that 
will support life when the present 
inhabitants of this earth have passed 
on. America exports her most valuable 

i mineral asset, phosphorus, to Germany 
and other foreign countries, receiving in 
return ship loads of toys and worthless 
trinkets. Mr Salisbury delivered his well 
thought out oration with vigor and force 
and convinced his hearers of the truth 
of his subject. 

The program was further enriched 
with opening and closing selections by 
the orchestra. Between the second 
and third orations a double piano 
number "Poet and Peasant" was giv- 
en by Mrs. Hursh, Mrs. Johnson, 
Miss Dallam, and Miss Dunsworth. 
The Nevin Quartet, composed of Miss 
Helen Dallam, first violinist, Miss 

Dorothy Slinson, second violinist, 
Miss Davis, cellist, and Mrs. 
Kullmer, taking Miss Shamel's place 
at the piano, made its initial appearance 
and to those who know these mus c- 
ians it will be unncessary to say both 
numbers were well received. 

The decision of the judges, Miss 
Hanna, Miss Corbin, Mr. Walrath, 
and Mr. Johnson of the faculty, and 
Supt. Birney of the Macomb public 
:choo'sgave Mr. Stevens first place, 
Mr. Thompson second, and Mr. Salis- 
bury third. This means that Mr. Ste- 
vens will represent our school in the 
contest with a representative from Old 
Normal Mar. 29, at Macomb. 


Have you the "magazine habit?" 
Next to the "dictionary habit" this is 
the most valuable to acquire. The li- 
brary receives practically all of the 
popular magazines and they are at 
your service. There is probably no 
more important factor in moulding 
public opinion properly than these 
magazines. The Outlook, Literary 
Digest, Collier's Weekly, Harper's 
Weekly, the Scientific American, and 
The Independent, give weekly sur- 
veys of the political aspects of the 
country, and devote much of their 
space to art, literature, and science. 
The World Today, Review of Reviews, 
World's Work, Popular Mechanics, 
Technical World, and various others, 
give some space to politics and con- 
siderable space to travel, different 
forms of philosophy and social re- 
form. Some of the magazines are 
largely devoted to short stories and 
some to strictly scientific subjects. 
Country Life in America is remark- 
ably interesting for its sensible ideas 
and illustrations of the country 
beautiful. However, practically all 
of our magazines are well illustrated, 
and this fact alone makes them worth 
your while. 

This coming 25th of December 
will be the finest Christmas that has 
happened in 1911 years. Why, Be- 
cause the world is 1911 times hetter 
than it was in the year 1. There are 
more good people to help poor peo- 
ple than there have been before, and 
they are going to do it, too. 

Speaking of hats, the other day 
a dashing young senior girl rushed 
into the office with a nine-foot in cir- 
cumference (more or less) beaver 

hat. She asked permission to lay 
the precious article on the mourner's 
seat. Permission was given for the 
day but it is thought the cloak 
rooms will be enlarged in a short 
time to accommodate the monster. 

(Continued from page 69) 
Editorials, news features and contri- 
butions. The editorials shall be judg- 
ed on clearness and directness of 
style, and moral tone — that is, the 
probability of the editorial to mould 
a healthy public sentiment. The 
news features shall be judged upon 
the clear narration of the facts and 
the worthiness of the fart to take 
space in the publication. The contri- 
butions shall inc'ude jokes, poems, 
letters, anl all other articles not 
classed in the other two divisions, 
and they shall be judged on their 
literary excellence and their power to 
amuse or interest. 

The makeup shall be judged by 
the location of leading articles, fit- 
ness of headlines, and general dispo- 
sition of space. 


The judges for the contest will be 
Miss Hanna, Miss Corbin, and Mr. 
Walrath, all of the Normal faculty. 

The first prizes in both classes 
shall be a cut of a suitable emblem, 
showing that the papers have been 
given first rank. This cut will be in 
such form that it can be printed at 
the head of the editorial column ev- 
ery issue. This will he valuable, not 
for its intrinsic worth, but for the 
high standard of journalism that it 
stands for. 

Other Rules. 

The contestants shall be required 
to send five copies of every issue foi 
the time of the contest to the West- 
ern Courier, and the Courier will 
be sent each week to keep the vari- 
ous papers informed as to their 


The German Club give a Christmas 
entertainment to the members and 
invited friends last night in the Domestc 
Science rooms. A Christmas tree was 
one of the features. Songs, stories and 
numbers of a general nature made the 
evening very enjoyable. 

Mr. Ed. Norton entertained the 
twelfth grade class at his home last 
Tuesday evening. 

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Early one June morning In the year 
of 1917, just as old Jacob Small had 
turned his team around at the end 
of one of the long rows of corn, pre- 
paratory to resting his horses a few 
minutes before beginning on another 
row, he was startled to hear a timid 
voice behind him saying, "Pardon 
me, sir, for interrupting your work, 
but is this Mr. Small?" This came 
from pretty, slender, dark-haired 
Mar.iorle Lee. 

"I'm Mr. Small, Miss. I suppose 
you're another school teacher huntin' 
a job?" he asked gruffly. "I'll bet 
I'll nerer go on for school director of 
Hickory Hollow again. I'd like to 
hare some p«ace In life." 

"Yes, sir; I would be very much 
pleased to get the school. I have re- 
cently graduated from the State Nor- 
mal and know all the sew methods 
of teaching." 

"Aw, don't bother me about new 
methods! Do you think yo*'d be 
equal to lickin' Bill Jones or teachin' 
the kids how to work fractions?" 

This was rather a hard blow to 
poor Marjorie, who could still re- 
member the old days of 1911, when 
she had declared to Mr. Walrath that 
she "never could understand frac- 
tions." Nevertheless, she put on a 
bold front and tried, in her various 
charming ways, to convince the old 
farmer that she could manage any 
school in the county. 

At last Mr. Small exclaimed: 
"Well, you ve got some grit or you 
wouldn't talk that way. Go ahead 
and see Jacobs and Fowler about it, 
and if they say all right, I won't ob- 
ject. I suppose you're about as good 
as any of these stuck-up college girls. 
Seems to me like we can't get a good, 
sensible teacher any more." With 
these words, the old farmer eracked 
his whip and started off down the 
row of corn, feeling very self-satisfied 
in his important duty of selecting the 
school teacher. 


Miss Davis gave an entertainment 
some time ago in Astoria upon the in- 
vitation of the graduating class of the 
High School. The proceeds were used 
by the class to purchase a souvenir 
to be presented to the school. This 
might give som« of the classes in this 
school a hint as to a way to leave their 
names permanently in the school. 

Subscribe for the Courier 

"There has been a quartet of teach- 
ers from the Western Normal over 
here ever since I came here. This 
year the quartet consists of Miss Irvine, 
Miss Lauretta Finlay, Miss Mcllhenny 
and myself." — Quoted from a letter 
from Louise Arnold, '09, to Mr McGil- 

The writer says she enjoys her work 
which is a very, very, good sign that 
she is doing it well. 

The Board of Control for the Ora- 
torical Association is the best that has 
been chosen in several years, so we 
are informed. 

"I tell you I just enjoy talking to rry 
pupils for it seems such an inspiration to 
them when I talk to them out of school 

The above sentence was stated in the 
letter from an old student who i^ teach- 
ing. Doesn't it sound as if a strong per- 
sonality was the possession of that 
person? Who can guess the name? 

Some very excellent articles made 
on the turning lathes were on exhibition ( 
before the trustees last week. Several j 
pin trays, plates and goblets displayed I 
there show considerable skill. 

The boys of each class will "pull off a 
stunt" at the banquet tonight and from 
the amount of material some have been 
seen carrying we would judge a good lot 
of fun is coming. 

The Athletic Board met Tuesday 
and elected Wayne Wetzel for base- 
ball manager, George Salisbury, track 
manager and Henry Black, football 
manager for the coming year. 

Miss Davis says she is pleased 
with the cast for "As You Like It". 
A good play will surely follow. 

Lost by Mr.McGilvrey, between Ma- 
comb and La Harpe, a presidential 

The Biggsville Booster fr«m the 
Biggsville High School Is a welcome 

The clock is at :s:.t in 1 

about seven feet high. The <±:ai figures 
are mounted en a dull copper 
face. The ornamental hands are 
made of polished bra.-;. 1 he weights 
and the pendulum are quite large and 
give the clock an cld-fa^hioned air 
that strikes into one the feeling of re- 
pose. It was put in the truoteeo' 
for their inspection Friday. They ex- 
pressed their appreciation in very high 

"Under the Greenwood Tree." 

Don't forget to turn over a new 
leaf and subscribe for the Courier- 

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V IX, No. XX 

Macomb, Illinois, Jan. 4, 1912. 

Copy ^ Cents 


OF MARCH 3. 1«7». 




The Boys of the School Sit at the 

Table Together and Then 

Laugh Together at the 

Class "Stunts" Following. 

Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6 p. m., a 
banquet was given in honor of tb3 
football boys. The first thing which 
concerned us most was the menu, 
which need not be mentioned here, 
except that it was excellent, as is 
always so when prepared by Miss 
Colby and the Sorority girls in our 
domestic science department. That 
the boys did justice to every course 
is sufficient evidence that everything 
was good. 

There were about 140 boys pres- 
ent, making the largest crowd that 
has- ever yet attended a boys' ban- 
quet. This made an adjournment to 
society hall necessary, because of the 
better advantages for toasts and 
class "stunts." A good program of 
toasts had been prepared by some of 
the boys with Mr. "Walrath as toast- 
master. Also a musical number wis 
given by the Sorority girls, which 
was enjoyed by all. 

After the toasts, the "stunts" by 
the various classes were given. Per- 
haps it would be well to go into de- 
tail somewhat for the benefit of those 
who were not present. 

It would be hard to say which class 
was the best, although there seemed 
to be some prefernce among the boys 
as to which class gave the best 

The ninth grade came first and re- 
sponded with a promenade around 
the hall, after which they formed a 
Bort of a circle and gave a yell In 
praise of the class of 1914. 

The tenth grade gave a musical 
number on a very ingeniously de- 
vised instrument dubbed the Jaaxa- 
phone. A medley of several /Well- 
known classics was given,, whlc"h was 
very enjoyable. 

The eleventh grade showed that 
somewhere a dictionary had been in 
use by the rather long words which 
were In evidence in an impassioned 

(Continued on page 75) 



It Is Feared That His Resignation 
From the Kent, Ohio, Normal 
School Will Not Be Ac- 
cepted by Kent Trustees. 

At the trustees meeting held in 
Galesburg, Mr. J. E. McGilvrey was 
tendered the presidency of this school. 
It is to be regretted by us that he was 
elected president of the Kent Normal 
School at Kent, Ohio, last year. His 
resignation from that position has been 
handed to the board of trustees there 
but in a letter to Mr. McGilvrey the 
president of the board expresses the 
belief that the resignation will not be 

It is hoped by the entire faculty and 
all the students that some arrangement 
can be made so that he may remain 
with us. Those who are aquainted with 
Mr. McGilvrey and his work are very 
earnest in their commendation. The 
standing he has among educators will 
be better realized when it is known that 
he was chosen from among quite a 
number of well known educators in 
this state and elsewhere. \ 

X ^ 


Teachers of the State Gather at 
Springfield During the Holi- 
days and Discuss School 
Problems of the State. 

The Illinois State Teachers' Asso- 
ciation met at Springfield, December 
27-29, 1911. 

The cential theme of the meeting 
was "Education a Part of the Child's 
Life and a Preparation for Life." 
Among the speakers were Hon. F. 
G. Blair, State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction, Earl Barnes of 
Philadelphia, Miss Myra C. Billings, 
R. M. Hitch, E. G. Cooley of Chicago, 
and Percival Chubb of St. Louis. 

Governor Charles S. Deneen wel- 
comed the teachers in a very happy 
way, the President's Address by H. 
W. Shryock of Carbondale on "The 
New Epicureanism" gave the Asso- 
ciation members something to think 
about, and the Imperial Quartet of 
Chicago sang pleasingly. 

The sections of the Association all 
bad profitable sessions and transact- 
ed considerable business. These sec- 
tions are as follows: County Super- 
intendents, Principals, High School*, 
College, Child Study, Primary, Mu- 
sic, Village Principals and Parent- 
Teacb-r. The Normal School Coun- 
cil and the City Superintendents' 
Association meet in connection with 
the State AsFociation. 

The attendance was nearly one 
thousand. The attendance was good. 
In the business sessions the work 
was constructive and of great im- 
portance in its probable bearing upon 
the schools of the State. Resolutions 
recommending the restoration of the 
two mill tax; free high school priv- 
ileges for all children; extension of 
the teachers' certificating law; dem- 
onstration work of the National Soil 
Fertility League; co-operation with 
the Illinois Bankers' Association in 
the drafting of a bill to provide agri- 
cultural and vocational training; a 
spirit of fairness in dealing with in- 
ternational matters and the organi- 
zation of State branches of the 
American School Peace League; a 
(Continued on pagt 75) 


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Board of Managers. 

Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Allely 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapea 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Offlclo Mr. McGilvrey 



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When people are not at work, they 
generally seek something to make 
them laugh or make them feel good. 
People quite often go to church to 
make themselves feel good, and invar- 
iably go to some show to get in the 
laughing mood. There are the most 
kinds cf shows to make people laugh 
and each particular variety of show 
exists for the benefit of a particular 
class of people. A show that makes 
some people laugh provokes disgust 
in others. 

Managers of shows know what to 
produce to make a certain class of 
people laugh. Nowadays an active 
young man dressed up in a manner 
to represent a cross between a Dutch- 
man and a hobo always starts a ripple 
of laughter which grows into a roar 
after he pulls three or four handker- 
chiefs from various parts of his clothing. 
After some other preliminaries he 
startles his audience by turning two or 
three somersaults in the air. It is al- 
ways very taking for him to throw a 
feather duster or other light article to- 
ward the floor, a gun being fired back 
of the scenes as the aforesaid article 



strikes. Then it is also very amusing 
to see the hobo-Dutchman fall down 
because he always stri* es with a ter- 
rific bang.(of course the oang comes 
from a tin pan behind the stage). 
After an unlimited amount of explo- 
sion our hobo stands face to the audi- 
ence, makes a few grimaces and cracks 
a few very stale jokes. But the people 
laugh at these and clap their hands 
vigorously. After fifteen minutes of 
such performance he decides he should 
adjourn, so he works his way toward 
the exit. At the last moment he re- 
moves his wig, smiles sweetly, and in- 
dulges in a profound bow. The audience 
makes an uproar, he repeats his smile 
and bow and retires. The sporty young 
man whispers to his friend; "Isn't he 
some comedian now"; and she says, 
"0,1 just think he's perfectly stunning"- 

A man without a purpose in life 
is much like a ship without a rud- 
der. That which keeps him directed 
in the path of right living is gone, 
and, tossed to and fro upon the 
waves of hard knocks, the guideless 
craft at last crashes into some ro?k 
of temptation and the shore of time 
is strewn with the wreck of another 


Send five copies of your paper for 
the second week in January to "The 
Western Courier", Macomb, 111. If 
your paper is a monthly, send the 
fivecopies of the January number. 

The Courier is sorry the Christmas 
vacation broke into this week because 
we had hoped to give the high school 
publications some additional informa- 
tion in regard to the Contest mention- 
ed last week. 

The hope is, that the editors will 
take advantage of the season to stim- 
ulate their papers to greater activity. 

The Courier wishes everybody here- 
there, and elsewhere a Happy New 
Year and a sane Fourth of July. 

What did you get for Christmas? 
The Courier got a rest. 


On Tuesday during the holiday* 
four memb< rs team ar- 

rived at Table Grove and a' 
gan work trjing to come in touch 
with the young men of that place. 
The fifth member of the team axvi.el 
Thursday and added his efforts to the 
work of the team. The local people 
had made preparations for their corn- 
ing and their efforts were very en- 
couraging. The business house-: were 
all closed one hour each evening for 
the meeting. Through the presen-ei 
and encouragement of these leading 
citizens the men worked as best thejr 
cnuld to serve the Master and to get 
others to take that step. 

Wednesday night they played a 
game of basketball with the local 
high school team, and they were thus 
able to become better acquainted 
with several of the boys. The team 
had planned on having a cross coun- 
try run, but could not get the crowd? 
together the first time, and the sev 
ond attempt was prevented by in- 
clement weather. 

The members of the team, R.alph 
Bishop, Alfred Sorensen, Paul Leach, 
Will Jeffries and George Salisbury, 
all say that It was one of, if not the 
most, profitable weeks of their lives. 
The people of Table Grove are royal 
entertainers and the team will long 
remember the kindness shown them. 
The results of the work are impossi- 
ble to measure. The team men know 
they have received much benefit and 
hope they have benefited others. 


Our many readers will be grieved to 
hear that Mr. Johnson has completely 
destroyed his whiskers and cropped hi! 
mustache. He looks twenty or thirtj 
years younger. This puts an end to al 
faculty whiskers. When will the mus- 
taches go? 

The Study Hall and class room 
were aroused from the week of dee 
silence Tuesday noon by the returnin 
students. Of course every one fe 
quite happy to get into the harne: 
again but in spite of all this bubblir 
over the regular routine was begv 
with the punctuality that is usual 
present here. 

The Western Couriek 


( ontinued from pa-r 73) 

Ion between parent and 
teacher; and asking the Inspection, 

cat.'on and standardization of 
the high schools of the State fiom 
the State Superintendent's office 
were pas 

Probably the most imp rtant act 
of the meeting was the proposed re- 
organifation of the Teachers' Asso- 
ciations of the State into one body, 
the plan being in accordance with a 
notion that a general welfare com- 
mittee consisting of the Superinten- 
dent of Public Instruction and three 
representatives from each of the 
ei-sht great associations or divisions 
in the State be appointed to formu- 
late a ph'.n and to take the steps nec- 
essary to form an organization of 
all the teachers of the State. This 
was done and members of this com- 
mittee were appointed and a report 
was made during the session. The 
eight divisions referred to are North- 
eastern, Northwestern, Chicago, 
Central, Western or Military Tract, 
Eastern, Southern, and the State 
Association. Prof. S. B. Hursh of 
this school is one of the members of 
the Western Division. This work 
promises to be tremendously effect- 
ive, as the committee has gone to 
work with a right good will. Its 
risibilities are lirait'.ess and when 
the teachers of the great State of 
Illinois really work together and all 
together, there will be something 
do ! ng nlcn~ educational lines. 


George Salisbury and Paul Leach 
say they feel much as they imagine 
smoked meat feels. They never 
have been hung up in a smoke house 
but in Table Grove the other night 
they slept in a room heated by a stove 
inclined to smoke. By swallowing a 
good share of the smoke and j llowing 
the rest to escape through the windows 
which were thrown open wide they 
managed to spend the night in pa- 
tience and suffering. This happened 
to be one of these real cold nights too, 
and although the smoke took up a 
good share of the window space getting 
out, enough of the crisp atmosphere 
managed to squeeze in to cause George 
Salisbury to exclaim in a half frozen 
manner between his chattering teeth, 

"I'll freeze to death before morning". 
Contrary to George's expectations he 
managed to live thru the night and 
awoke next morning, or rather, con- 
tinued awake u itil mori ing, to see. 
when the smoke Lad ^.^.cu away, ti»e 
light of the same old sun. Now, all 
this trouble which came so near 
making an angel of George and maybe 
of Paul, resu'ted from the boys not 
stopping to think that often times stoves 
have dampers needing to be worked just 
right to secure desired results. How- 
ever, to end this little tale, George 
was found next morning standing be- 
fore a cheery fire, the last traces of 
smoke circling round his head, rejoic- 
ing in the fact that "he that seeketh 
findeth", be it nothing more than 
knowledge connected with the manip- 
ulation of the damper to a stove. 


(Continued from page 73) 
oration delivered by the Right-Rev- 
erend Doctor McCall, LL. D., Ph. D., 
D. D. It was in praise of the foot- 
ball team, and was accompanied by 
appropriate gestures given by anoth- 
er member of the class. 

The twelfth grade was represented 
by an orator of national reputation, 
but who proved to be a member of 
the class in the person of Mr. Verne 

The juniors gave a mock faculty 
meeting in which they discussed the 
various good and bad qualities of the 
senior boys, and debated upon the 
advisability of giving them their d'- 

The seniors gave us the rare privi- 
lege of hearing some fine operatic se- 
lections, sung by none other than 
Miss Mary Garden (Guy Hoyt). She 
was accompanied by the famous 
Thomas orchestra. They then con- 
cluded their "stunt" by singing a 
comical arrangement of "John 
Brown's Body," etc. 

This concluded the class "stunts." 

However, between them were sev- 
eral yells, which gave Mr. Hursh an 
opportunity to demonstrate his abil- 
ity as a yell-master. 

The program was ended by speech- 
es from the football boys, who fin- 
ished just as the lights "blinked." 
Taken altogether, the evening was 
very enjoyable and was voted a suc- 
cess by all the boys present. 


At the trustees' meeting In Gales- 
burg a short time ago, it was voted 
to purchase an organ for the audito- 
rium. The contract was let to the 
same company that installed the 
Universalist and Christian church 
organs several years ago, this com- 
pany being represented in this ter- 
ritory by L. Stocker Sons of Macomb. 

The price of the organ is $2700, 
but through the efforts of Trustee 
Keefer a reduction was obtained. 
However, some additions have been 
made to the plans that will improve 
the instrument to a great extent. 
These additions were suggested by 
Prof. Thompson of Galesburg, who 
is considered a very able judge of or- 
gans of this type. 

Some question as to the location 
of the instrument in the auditorium 
has arisen, but Mr. Keefer has ans- 
wered this to the satisfaction of all. 
The pipes will be set back into that 
part of the north wall of he auditori- 
um just east of the stage. An orna- 
mental lattice .work will conceal the 
pipes from view. The console, or 
keyboard, will be placed on the floor 
just below the present hot-air inlet 
and will not in any way interfere 
with the convenience of the room. It 
will be installed some time between 
March 9 and 27. 

This improvement will be of more 
interest to the readers when it is 
said that this organ is a memorial to 
Mr. Bayliss. The idea was originated 
by him, and in the carrying out of 
his plan the board feels it is estab- 
lishing a very fitting memorial to 


Jan. 5-- Abingdon H.S.-- Here. 
Jan. 26- Canton H.S.-- Here. 
Feb. 2-- Abingdon H.S.-- Abingdon. 
Feb. 9- Carthage College- 
Feb. 23- Carthage College- Here- 
Mar. 1— Canton H.S. — Canton. 

The Oratorical Board has been on 
the search for a suitable question for 
debate in the class contests and has 
proposed this one: "Resolved that 
in the interest of Universal Peace the 
United States should disarm." What 
do you think of it ? 


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During the last regular meetings cf 
the Farmer's Institute a movement was 
set on foot by Miss Eva Colby to int- 
erest the farmers' wives in a House- 
hold Science organization. On Satur- 
day aterr.con, December 16th, a 
meeting was held in the courthouse for 
this purpose, Miss Colby acting as 

The organization was given the name 
of McDonough County Houshold Sci- 
ence Club. The officers for the ensue- 
ing year are Mrs. Birney, Pres. and 
Miss Martha McLean, Sec. A com- 
mittee was chosen to draw up a Con 
stitution to be discussed at the next 
meeting of the club. 

Junior preliminary, Jan. 18. 
Class declamatory, Feb. 2. 
Final class contest, March 1. 

The cast for "As. You Like It" will 
be published next week. The date 
for the play is Friday evening 
Feb. 16. 

Watch for the special offer 
Oratorical Board next week. 

by the 

Cyrus Lantz, '09, now at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois, reports favorably on 
his work there. 

The amount of mail that accumulat 
ed during the week was surprising. 
The Libarian used a reading table 
for its distribution. 

Mi:;:: Helen Chandler, teaching at 
Duright, 111. has a^ked Mr. McG 
to part with a Senior to substitute for 
a teacher in that city who is ill with 
pneumonia. Miss Ruth Strosnlc 
accept the position and the work she 
does there, during the next four weeks 
she expects to stay, will be taken by 
the'Trainmg School Authorities in lieu 
of practice teaching. 

Miss < "Vat-net Payne,' 1 1, says she is 
enjoying hereself thoroly at Marissa, 
111. She thinks the Egyptians are ve-y 

The regular meeting of the Y.M.C 
A. Wednesday evening was addressed 
by Ralph Bishop. 

Grant Huey has been elected as 
captain of the Basket Ball team. 

It is thought the cloak rooms on 'the 
girls side of the house will be quite 
inadequate during the cold weather, 
judging from the new furs. 

Some new students have found 
their way into our classes since our 

Enrollment to-date: girls 269, boys 
165. Total 434, not counting cor- 
respondence and extension students. 

The Study Hall will accomodate only 
four more students and the ninth grade 
has its private Study Hall. Where 

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MACOMB, ILL., JAN. II, 1912. 




Plans for the Leap Year Conquest 

Are Laid. — A Man Trap 

Even Planned. 

With gaze fixed intently on tbe 
gi eat motto for 1912, "As Long as 
It's Leap Year There's Hope," the 
ladies of this institution assem- 
bled last Friday night with deter- 
mination in their hearts and devices 
in their minds. Many of the more 
youthful and gushing ladies went to 
much trouble to make themselves 
lcok "Old Maidish." However, there 
were many, many others who did 
not need the faintest hint of a make- 
up to make them suitable to the 

A rather informal program was 
given by several of the "left-overs." 
Miss Isabelle Brooking sang a solo 
s - : table to the occasion, 
Wilson and Miss Helen Miner fa- 
vored the spinsters with a duet 
Miss Nell Brinton gave a reading, 
as did also Lora Wilson. Miss Ruth 
Cochran and Miss Beatrice Taylor 
realized a very touching duet; Miss 
Nina Spicer sang a solo and Miss 
Davis read a very pathetic selection 
"If I Could Be By "Im." Miss Grote 
instructed the group in the science 
of knitting. 

After spinster refreshments were 
served, the meeting resolved itself 
into a business session. It was here 
that the most vital questions came 
up. It is said that some ingenious 
maiden lady, somewhere between 
the years forty and eighty, present- 
ed plans for a man trap. This hor- 
rible instrument of torture was ap- 
proved by the meeting, and a large 
shipment ordered. 

The ladies decided to trap only 
those men of the school who have 
Joined the Mustache club. Each one 
present filed a list of men whom 
she will try to capture sometime be- 
fore the close of 1912. This is done 
to avoid conflicts. 

After all, this affair was quite 
heart-rending. To see the poor, dis- 
appointed creatures making new. 




plans, which any reasonable person 
would surely know they could never 
be carried out, was enough to make 
the bravest sigh. By looking over the 
motley crowd, one could see traced 
in the pinched faces traces of every 
conceivable agony. Not all faces, 
though, showed the marks of disap- 

Some had never known, and never 
will know, the hungry longings of I 
the heart for the first time pierced 
by Cupid's arrow. The expression 
on these faces was tsern and unsym- 
pathetic. On other faces was worn the 
undisputed sign of hope. Some 
seemed to take the affair as a joke, 
knowing full well they were soon to 
choose or be chosen. 

The meeting was brought to a 
close about nine o'clock, all, even the 
cat, voting the Y. W. girls great ben- 


Mr. Bonser, formerly head of 
the department of education here but 
now teacfrng in Columbia University 
has written asking for the thesis in 
history prepared by Miss Gladys Fish- 
leigh in her Senior year here, saying 
that the material in it is better organ- 
ized than he has been able to find it 
elsewhere. Just at present Miss Fish- 
leigh is elaborating and adapting this 
thesis for Quarterly No. 12 which will 
be out in a short time. 

Teachers in Other Towns are Ea- 
ger for the Work. — Meeting 
of Superintendents and 
Principals Planned. 

Our readers will doubtless be in- 
terested to learn of a few important 
events in connection with the Exten- 
sion work spoken of in the Courier 
some time ago. 

A new ciass is being organized in 
Laliarpe for the extension courses. 
So far twenty-two members have 
been enrolled. Among this number 
are three ministers of that town who 
will take the course in Psychology. 
This fact shows the important posi- 
tion that Psychology holds in the 
field of all social effort. 

The teachers of Canton have been 
asking for some time that an exten- 
sion class be formed in that city, 
but owing to the lack of teaching 
force, the authorities here have de- 
layed it somewhat. A letter from 
Superintendent Gayler to Mr. McGil- 
vrey congratulates him on his ap- 
pointment to the presidency of this 
school and asks him for further in- 
formation concerning the extension 
work. Mr. McGilvrey was asked to 
come to Canton to address the teach- 
ers there Jan. 12. This indicates 
considerable interest among the 
teaching force of that city, in pro- 
fessional progress, and shows their 
appreciation of the Western Normal 

Plans are under way looking to 
the holding of a banquet at the Nor- 
mal School to the Superintendents 
and Principals of the Military Tract. 
At this meeting the possibilities of 
the extension work will be discussed 
and plans will be made for carrying 
it forward. This affair ought to be 
attended by every superintendent 
and principal in the Military Tract 
and if it is, there will surely be some 
• mprovement in school conditions as 
n direct result of it. 

"The Macomb (111.) State Normal 
School has perfected a plan of exten- 
sion work which makes it possible 
'or teachers in service to do a year's 
normal work "in absentia." This al- 

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Hoard of Managers. 

Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Ailely 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School ... Klsie Robertson 

I'latonian Hen West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Dai la 
Ex-Officio Mr. McGilvrey 

rnrroR 7 guv iioyt 

Business Manager .. ..C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

George Salisbury 


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Surely Normal School students are 
always interested in all signs of ad- 
vancement along educational lines. 
Certain of these signs are making their 
appearance in the north part of the 
county in the vicinity of Good Hope. 

A very energetic and progressive 
ninister of that little village is using 
the columns of the Good Hope Reflect- 
or to stir up the sentiment of the mem- 
bers of the community in regard to a 
school coniolidation project. This 
man has been making some investiga- 
tions concerning the consolidation idea 
and in the course of his trip he visited 
the John Swaney school and refers to 
it quite often as a model institution. 
Many of our readers will remember 
that Mr. Ralph Eyman, '10, is princi- 
pal of that school. 

From the interest the Courier has 
in all progressive steps toward a better 
educational system, it hopes the child- 
ren of the Good Hope community may 
be enabled t - - he advantages 

of the proposed system. 

If the "Pi- 
over the "Stan I will be due 
to two reasons, m; \ the 
"Standpatters" will say, "It will make 
taxes too high." Second, they will say 
"The present system W3S good enough 
for us and we don't care to have our 
children learn a lot of this new fangled 
stuff." These reasons spring from 
two instincts of human nature, the 
first from the love of gain, the second 
from downright "old-fashionedness." 
Any teacher who has taught s 
enough to realize the enormous res- 
ponsibilities and also the golden oppor- 
tunities a school teacher could a: 
and grasp if she only hid time, v. ill 
earnestly favor any forward move- 
ment along the line of education 

The Courier, believing in women but 
not in "Old Maids", has decided to 
use its influence to reduce the supply in 
this school. This is an Old 


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publication has any influence in the 

life of your school? Do you believe 

it can be madt to wield a large in- 

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School papers will help y u 

your paper. 

Mr. McGilvrey complimented the 
students at the chapel exercises Mon- 
day on their readiness and willingness 
to respond to any suggestion for look- 
ing toward the betterment of school 
conditions. Undoubtedly the student 
body is catching the true school spirit. 
This taken together with the increase 
in attendance and the improvement in 
classwork indicated a well defined ad- 
vance in the efficiency of the school. 

Mr. McGilvrey says, "Let's keep 
our contract with the clocks by being 
on time at Chapel." 

It is said that many girls are study- 
ing up on the "Art of Questioning." 
The reason for this is, cf course, obvi- 

beard last wee 
"Old Maidr C 

"•//hen thj gol 
And your 

Looks with lo 

S ' 

And with joyful step 
Start your preparat 

For O 

Poor Mary had a I 
As loving a 

She th 
So she asked him up t< 

The tea was clear, the tal 
But, oh! the sad, sad - 

Ycu'll hear the rest if you 
With the Old Maids Friday i 

The Sen or directories are i 
ready for distribution. They contain 
names and both the Macomb an 
home addresses cf the students ana 
faculty. The directory of the : 
also appears very near the beginningl 
of the bock. All the remaining space is 
devoted to advertisements. The Senior! 
ask the students to consider the adverJ 
tisers before purchasing things in the! 
line. They are all first class buisnesa 

A very interesting program waif 
given in the Society Hall by the] 
Emersonians on Thursday last. Afl 
the selections were carefully executed. | 
By the size of the crowd present, it is 
easy to see the Emersonians are soar-jj 
ing high above their anticipations. 

The Platonian meetings have beenij 
unusually good of late. Today a "cur- 
rent events" program will be giveiM 
which will be well worth hearing.! 
New members will be taken in. 

The Senior class in reading ha4 
been observing the telling of Robinsonl 
Crusoe to the second grade by MisiJ 

Wkstkkn Co 


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lete a professional course by being 
bsent from their school work only 
ae jrear. The plan is mee( in 
insiderable favor. - '— The Western 
ournal of Education, 


The Normal boys made their f; I 
ppearance on the floor last Friday 
ight when they met Abingdon High 
ichool's fast basket ball flingers. Our 
ays made a very good showing, cen- 
tering the reputation held b; 
pponents. The Abingdon boys were 

bunch of fast, cL-aiv players and 
'ell deserved the victory which was 

The first half was .very good when we 
onsider Abingdon's side, as they piled 
p points very rapidly. The score at 
tie end ot this half was 23-8 in favor 
f Abingdon. 

The second half showed a decided 
race on the part of our boys. They 
layed much faster ball aud were able 
D hold Abingdon even. They were 
lelped somewhat by a bunch of rooters 
rho were somewhat ba'ated in getting 
heir vocal chore, in use. The game 
mded in favor cf Abtffgbon by a score 
if 47-30. 
The line-up LI 

Abingdon Norma! 

L.F. Sorensen 

R.F. RoEt 

C. Russel, Salisbury 

L.G.Salisbury, Mapes 

R.G. Huey 

A game was also played between 
he second team and the ninth grade. 
["he 'teams were not very evenly 
natched, the secoad team being de- 
:idedly faster than the ninth. The 
jame ended in favor of the second 
earn, score, 22--5. 

• The ladies of the Old Maids' Club 
n resolving to capture the men of the 
mustache club overlooked one serious 
danger. These mustaches will make 
kissing rather ticklish business. 

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The ninth graders indulged in a bob j 

sled ride Tuesday evening. The girls 

acted the gallant part, this being leap j 

year. Mr. Bishop and Miss Corbin were | 

chaperons. One member of the party j 

thinks it would have been a very good | 

ride if the team had not get "stuck" 

several times. 

The te ith boys , 

enjoyed a sled ride Tuesday night also. 

Mrs. Walrath chaperoned one j 

party; and 'Mr, Simon Simonscn and 

Mis: Martha McLean the other. 

Usurping Duke Mr. DeWitt Dobson 
Exiled Mr Ben West 

Amiens ' Mr. Theron Chaney 

Jacques Mr. George Salisbury j 

Oliver, eldest son of Sir Rowland ', 
deBoys Mr. Ralph Switzer j 

Orlando, youngest son of Sir Rowland 
deBoys Mr. George Mapes 

Charles, the wrestler 

Mr. Alfred Sorensen 
Adam, Mr. Ed. Norton, Jr. 

Corin, a shepherd, Mr. Ross Stephens 
Selvius, a shepherd, 

Mr. Howard Thompson 

Touchstone, the fool. Mr. Guy Hoyt 

Rosalind. Miss Evelyn Wyne 

Celia. Miss Eva Finlay \ 

Phoebe. Miss Ursula Kennedy 

Audrey, Miss Christie Darke 

Foresters: — Mr. Paul Leach, Mr. 

Harlow Wyne, Mr. Lester Smith, 

Mr. Clarence Jones, and Mr. Will 



We think of it still with pleasure: 
the tree, "Kriss Kringle" with his gifts, 
the decorations, the songs, the play and 
above all the "beligtes Butterbrot, 
Lebkuchen, Springerli, Pfeffer- 
nuszchen," and delicious coffee which 
the committee had imported for our 
enjoyment from places where real 
German things are made. 

lests, and the hearty enthi . 
tic way in which everyU 
I of the eveni 
its completeness, and « 
great satisfaction to everybody wh 
had worked to make it a success. 

Special commendation is due to the 
r- freshment committee consisting of 
Mi s Haffner. Miss Marrs, and Miss 
Behrensmeyer and the members of the 
play cast, Mr. Sorensen, Mr. Ma, ... . 
and Miss Cordell, Miss Mitchell, and 
Miss Stocking. 

a very ha pry • 
and the ha| piest z i 
Miss Oison recipient of the box : i 
beautiful hand painted china from the 
members ot the club, which were, so 
she thought, enough to make her 
happy for a whole year to come. 


The ninth grade preliminary decla- 
mation contest was held las* Thursday 
afternoon. The following contestai ts 
had entered:- Miriam Null, Ruth 
Cannon, Nina Walters. Verna Hoteling 
Nellie Morrow, Esther Fuhr, Jay Edie, 
Wade Adams, Ira Burnham, John 
Kennett, and Lyman Vose. From this 
number a boy and a girl were to be 
chosen who v/ere to compete once more 
for the class championship which would 
entitle them to contest with the tenth 
and eleventh graJes and the country 
school ciass The judges were Miss. 
Fishleigh, Mr. Walrath, and Mr. 
Bishop. Their decision gave first 
place among the boys to Wade Adams 
and equal rank anong the girls to 
Ruth Cannon and Nina Walters. The 
next contest anong these three will be 
held in the ninth grade literary society 
in about three weeks. 

Miss Irene Bassett, '11, in a letter 
to Miss Colby says she is going at 
once to Buba, Texas, a town abont 
twenty miles from Austin. She is 
quite sure she will like the position and 
seems quite taken np with the idea of 
spending the winter in the South. Miss 
Bassett received her special dipioma 
tn Domestic Science last year. 


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Jan. 10- 9 & 10 vs. C. S. 
Jan. 17-- C. S. vs. Normal. 
Jan. 24-- 9 & 10 vs. Normal. 
Jan. 31- C. S. vs. Academy. 
Fep. 7- 9 & 10 vs. Academy. 
Feb. 14- Academy vs Normal. 


There are thirty two students this 
quarter ranging in grade from the sen- 
ior class to the seventh grade v/ho con- 
sider it worth while to take Mechanic- 
al Drawing. If asked why they are 
taking it I fear some would reply, "for 
the credit". But there is far more 
value to be secured from this course 
than the mere slip of paper stating 
that they have spent so many hours in 
the shop. 

One of the greatest benefits to be 
gained is the cultivation of original 
work. Comparatively all the work 
must be done by the pupil. He must 
be able to see the constructions him- 
self and to think out his own prob- 
lems. Another trait to be developed 
is accuracy. The drawing must be 
true in every detail before they are 
accepted. It also enables one to see 
clearly all the lines and views of an 
object. The work cannot be hurried 
through or slighted, but enough time 
must be given it to do it right. 

Outside of all these benefits is still 
the good which he secures from the 
knowledge of the work alone. After 
taking such a course, a boy is able to 
sit down and draw a plan for a sled, 
tool chest, or any other thing which he 
wishes to make, thus saving time and 
material, because he can accurately 
tell just how each piece is to be made 
and how much material will be need- 

The Normal Times, the official or- 
gan of the student body of the State 
Normal School at San Jose, Califor- 
nia, is now on our exchage list. The 
Christmas number is especially inter- 
esting and contains the pictures of the 
Mid-Winter graduating class. This 
class numbers fifty-one and the Times 
says It is the largest ever graduated 
at the Ghristmas time. 

The Open Country Club No. 2. in 
extending its membership is doing 
something that will be valuable to 
rural school districts. No part of pub- 
lic school system suffers so much at 
the hands oi incompetent and poorly 
prepared teschers as the country 
schools. Any organization which will 
effect a change for the detter is doing 
a very patriotic piece of work. 

Agnes Crawford, ' 1 1 , who is now 
teaching in Salt Lake City sends in 
her subscription to the Courier and 
also states that she likes her work 
better every day. 

A comparison of the registration 
figures at the various large universities 
of the country shows Columbia Uni- 
versity to rank first in the entire list. 
Figures compiled to date show the 
registration of students as follows: 
Columbia, 7,429; Chicago, 6,466; 
Minnesota, 5,965; Wisconsin, 5,538; 
Pennsylvania, 5,389; Michigan, 5,381; 
Cornell, 5,104;Illinois, 5,118; Howard, 
5,028; Nebraska, 4,624; California, 
3,450; Missouri, 3, 1 4 1 ; and Iowa, 2,090 
— Kirksville Index 

Miss Dunsworth is playing Noc- 
turnes this week. The students are 
enjoying them too. 

Mr. Dickerson spoke at the Y.M.C. 
A. Tuesday, evening. 

A class of boys is making a profit- 
able study of the Bible under the 
supervision of Mr. Bishop. 

The Young Womens' Christian As- 
sociation held its meeting Tuesday at 
four oclock. 

The extremely frigid weather has 
been responsible for a maximum of 
coughing among the students particu- 
larly ncticable at Chapel. 

If you see several boys wearing dirty 
looking upper lips dont tell them to go 
wash, they are members of the mus- 
tache club. 

Some rogue cf a boy (we 
the following notice on the bulletin I 

Boys beware, keep in bodies of not 1 
less than ten, as girls are on the warpath. 1 
— Boys 5a;ety Com. 

The children have been enjoying f 
themselves immensely v/ith their I 
skates and our little lake. 

Everyone welcomes Miss Shamel 
again to her regular duties. 

Have you seen Harvey('s) Mint-eer? 

Why is Christie Darke? 

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Our Girls Show the College Girls 

a Defeat by a S ore 

of 31-13. 

Our girls' basket-ball team has in a 
way atoned for the defeat received by 
the boys some time ago in that they 
defeated Hedding College Wednesday 
Jan. 10, at Abingdon. The team was 
accompanied by the coach, Miss Lam- 
kin, and quite a number of girls who 
deserve credit for their loyal support, 
which is always largely instrumental in 
winning any game. Our team was re- 
ceived with the greatest cordiality and 
the girls report a very pleasant 
time. After the game they were en- 
tertained by the Hedding girls who 
honored them by a "spread" at their 

The team played well and showed 
much teamwork. Christie was as 
consistent as usual in making baskets 
while Lela Terril! did equally well as 
the other forward. Misses Robertson 
and Jackson played their usual good 
game at center while the Misses 
Welborn and Stinson did especially 
commendable work as guards. 

The Hedding girls played a very 
good game when we consider that all 
their practice has been according to 
boys' rules, this being their first game 
subject to girls' rules. 

The Normal line-up: 

Forwards Darke, Terrill. 

Centers Jackson, Robertson. 

Guards - - Stinson, Welborn. 

Sub. Cordell. 

Referee Anderton. 

Score, Hedding, 13, Normal, 31. 

In naming the characters In the 
"As You Like It" cast last week, the 
name of "William," to be acted by 
Mr. Victor Wood, was omitted. 

Mr. Prentice Walters, '09, now 
teaching at Lafayette, 111., was doing 
some work in the library last Satur- 


Kirksville Index Makss a State- 
ment Regarding Debates 
with This School. 

The Kirksville Index makes the fol- 
lowing statement in regard to the in- 
ter-school debates: 

We are nearer to an agreement 
with Macomb than with the two other 
schools. They have proposed the 
question: Resolved, That in the Inter- 
est of Universal Peace the United 
States Should Disarm. This is the 
subject of their interclass debates and 
for that reason they are, apparently, 
unwilling to consider any other. The 
Debating League does not consider 
this the best of questions; but with 
some limitations and definitions it 
would, in all probability, be accept- 
able. If it is decided that Macomb is 
the most desirable opponent the two 
schools should be able to agree on the 
other necessary arrangements. The 
general plan that Macomb proposed 
and the one which, most likely will be 
followed is for a debate to be held at 
each school on the same evening, that 
is, each school would have a team at 
home and another at the other school. 
If we enter into a contest with Macomb 
that will be our only debate for this 


The oratorical board of control of- 
fers a 1912 Sequel for the best song of 
three stanzas, two about oratory or the 
school in general, and one setting forth 
the virtues of Stephens. Tune: "There's 
A Good Time Coming; Help It On." 
The song must be handed to Miss. 
Shamel on or before Feb. 15, 1912. 
The board reserves the right to reject 
one or all songs. 


Letters of Inquiry Received and 

Answered. — Provision Made 

for Semi-Monthly Papers. 

The editor it, in receipt of a letter 
from Canton that will be of interest to 
the editors of ail high school papers 
the Courier visits. 

Dear Sir:- 

We have read and digested 
the article appearing in "The West- 
ern Courier," for Dec. 21, and have 
decided to enter the race for journal- 
istic honors. Our first numbers will 
be sent this week, and will be sent per 
rules and instructions. 

We would like to know if there will 
be any ruling between papers printed 
by high school pupils and those printed 
by outside printers. Some are you 

Hoping to be in on the finals and 
wishing for the success of the enter- 
prise, I am 

Sincerely yours, 

Gem Dudley 
of "The Pennant". 

Mr. Dudley asks a very important 
question in the above letter and the 
answer to it is this: The judges in 
judging the editorials, the news features 
and the contributions or miscellaneous 
articles will not need to refer to the 
mechanical part of the paper. Only in 
judging the make-up of the paper, 
which judgment will be based on head 
lines and location of leading articles 
will the mechanical work be touched. 
The editors of the papers that are 
printed in newspaper offices should sup- 
psrintend the location of their leading 
articles and the composition of head 
lines. If the editors will do this surely 
the papers printed in school and those 
printed by professional printers will be 
on an equal footing. 

The following letter from Sioux 
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We have heard much said of late 
concerning attitude. We have heard 
of the professional attitude very often 
but little has been said of the careless 
attitude. This careless attitude on 
the part of some of our students (and 
we believe they are as good as any 
body of students)is the carseof agreat 
amount of destruction that should not 
be. Some students have the careless 
attitude when they forget that the 
desks in the Study Hall are made to 
write on and the seats to sit on. 

Other students who eat their noon 
lunches in the Study Hall have this 
careless attitude toward the crumbs 
and rubbish which they leave in some 
other persons desk. These instances 
do not happen often but they are trou- 
blesome never the less. 

Perhaps the slight damage due to 
this sort of attitude is nothing com- 
pared with the inroads it makes on the 
individual in question. The great 
power of habit is realized by all. The 

careless attitude is made stronger and 
more yielding by its continued use. It 
soon becomes a habit; when once a 
habit, the attitude of carelessness leads 
to complete loss of control over con- 
duct. People say of a person so afflict- 
ed, "He has no self control." 

Many young people think it is a waste 
of time and money to get a complete 
preparation for teaching. This is not 
th.3 case because evidence to the con- 
trary comes almost daily. Mr. Mc- 
Gilvrey has received a letter from 
the superintendent of the Reck Island 
schools asking for a reliable, competent 
young man to take the work of princi- 
pal of one cf the city schools at a sal- 
ary of one thousand or twelve hundred 
dollars. The same day Miss Colby 
received a similar letter from an Iowa 
town inquiring fcr a teacher of domes- 
tic science. These with many 
others go to show that the educational 
field is a broad one offering great op- 
portunity to those who are willing to 


The preliminary contest in decla- 
mation for the country school class 
and the tenth grade was held last 
Thursday in the auditorium. Nine 
declamations were given and all 
would do credit to the school. The 
interest in the outcome of the contest 
was keen, and those who stayed un- 
til rather late to h-=>ar the last read- 
ing and the decision of the judges, 
were well repaid for the time spent. 

Miss Nina Spicer was given first 
place by the judges in the country 
school class, and Miss Grace Wilson 
in the tenth grade. If the interest 
continues to grow as it has since the 
plan was first proposed, the final 
class contest will be an important 

Mr. Hursh spoke freely in chapel 
Friday on the benefit students will 
get from such work. The faculty 
has been worried somewhat over the 
literary work of the school, but the 
ready response to the class prelimin- 
aries and the general enthusiasm of 
the students over the outcomeof these 
contests indicates that the literary 
spirit was only dormant, not dead. 

Many more interesting prelimin- 
aries will be held. The contestants 
in essay, oration, music and debate 

an: w.,i y.-j. chosen from tin 

The plan ia prod . 
the thing it was intended to produce 

Interest in I 


We believe in oratory, we bel 

football too, 
We believe in winning always wl 

the goal is fair and true. 
We are here to welcome S' 
We are here to Uam, 

Fcr we all b 
And we say just what we n 

"The man continually at it," 

Coach V/alrath says, was Gil 

While Wetzel did the blocking, 

And Dobson punted well. 

We cheered at Ikey's running. 

And Stickle's tackling too, 

In that famous game with Heading 

When the score steed well fcr ycu. 

In end running, "Sorrie" led you, 
While Cy did the breaking through, 
And Smith, your opponents was 

Yes, then we rooted for you. 
We waved cur banners madiy 
When Stephens tore up the play, 
For then we saw quite clearly 
That the game was coming ycur way. 

We will sing for Black and Wilson, 

For Leach and Huey too. 

We realize the signals were 

All well given to you. 

The running and the plunging, 

The tackling all around, 

Brought the goal just so much nearer. 

And you made your first touchdown. 

Mr Hursh went to Henry County 
January 5, and gave an address on 
"School Administration". The farm- 
ers' Institute of that county is 
managing a State Course in Agricul- 
ture for the benefit of the county people. 
Several of the instructors from the 
university were there giving lectures i 
on agriculture. Mr. Odenweller, 07', 
Mr. Hursh says, is a live wire in his 

"I know of nothing much more in- | 
spiring than good poetry and nothing 
much more disgusting than poor poet- \\ 

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(Continued from page Si) 
Rapids, Iowa brings us up against an- 
other proposition. It follows. 


This week five issues of 
the "Rapid Soo" go to you for the con- 
test. Our paper is a Semi-Monthly 
and may I ask that you make a sepa- 
rate class for such papers? I realize 
that I am asking much but we can not 
be properly classified as either a week- 
ly or monthly. There are very many 
such, semi- monthly as curs. Assur- 
ing you this will be duly appreciated, 
I remain, 

Your friend, 

Donald G. Cathcart. 

In answer to Superintendent Cath- 
cart's request the Courier will make 
another class in the contest, which 
will include the high school papers 
published twice a month. Four issues 
in this class will be judged, that is, the 
contest in this c'ass will end with the 
fourth issue, beginning with the first 
one in January. The prize will be the 
same in this class as in the other two 
with the slight changes necessary. 

Last week the Courier told of the 
plan to allow Miss Strosnider to 
substitute at Dwight, 111. for a teach- 
er il' with pneumonia. It hss been 
learned at this writing that Miss 
Strosnider injured her foot so that she 
could not do the work and Miss Elva 
McDowell was asked to go. 

Room 21 is now open at noons for 
study purposes. The Study Hall is very 
crowded so those who desire to study 
in quiet during the noon hour may go 

The janitors are making a platform 
for one scene in "As You Like It". 
Other special material will be made 
for the production. 

The Courier will print each week 
the editorial given first place by the 
judges of the High School Publication 
Contest along with the name of the 
editor and the paper he edits. 


An unusually good picture of a 
school garden in the Philippines from 
Mr. Pendarvis is just at hand. The 
agricultural influence of the Western 
Normal, as will be jeen from what 
Pendarvis says below is reaching far. 
We regret that the readers cannot see 
the picture of this garden. 

Bcac, Tayabas, P.I . 

Nov. 30, 1911. 
Altho nature smiles here thruout 
the year, yet the vegetabie gardens is 
an unknown thing to the Filipino and 
one of our many worthy duties in the 
Bureau of Education is to introduce 
it. This is the first garden on this is- 
land anl at present holds the record 
as the best garden in the province. By 
the middle of January I'll have a 
score or more as good as this. You 
can't imagine how faithfully the little 
chaps work and how interested they, 
their teachers, and their parents are 
in the work. There is nothing like it. 


A preliminary contest will occur 
to-night in Society Hall at 7:30. 
The contestants in the Eleventh grade 
and in the Junior Class will be chosen 
at this time. The selections to be 
given follow. 

Eleventh Grade Chorus. 
Little Nell - Dickens-Berenice Lovely 
The School Master Beaten - Dickens 
Helen Miner 
Making an Orator-Crane Ethel Lucas 
"Boots" MaeWindisch 

Rebecca's Journey - Wiggin 

Hazel Wrigley 
The Revenge - Tennyson 

Claud Wilson 
Piano duet-Hildreth McFeeters and 

Isabel Brooking 
Junior Chorus. 
Nancy's Cinderella - Brainard 

Nelle Brinton 

The Canyon Flowers - Comer 

Lora Wilson 
Emmy Lou - Martin - Lela Terrill 

Dannie - 

God of the Open Air 

Quo Vadis- Watson 

Anna Seeker 
Van Dyke 
Mary Van Etten 
Frances Reeder 


The fraternity boys entertained the 
football team with a six o'clock dinner 
in the new banquet room of the Grand 
Cafe last Friday. The room was 
profusely decorated with pennants and 
the colors used in decoration were 
purple and gold, the school colors, and 
black and green, the colors of the 
fraternity. Twelve candles were 
burning at the tab's in honor of the 
twelve "letter men" of the team. 
Ed Norton, president of the fraternity, 
acted as toastmaster for the evening 
and several hours were enjoyably spent 
in listening to toasts and speeches. 
The menu consisted of; Baked Chicken, 
Mashed Potatoes, Scalloped Oysters, 
Peas, Salmon Salad, Cranberries, 
Olives, Pickles, Celery, Purple and 
Gold Cake, Ice Cream, Tea, Coffee, 
and Milk. 

Much interest is being shown in the 
coming inter-class basket ball tourna- 
ment. The class teams are practicing 
steadily and some close and exciting 
games are assured. 

The country school class has a first 
and second team and are showing up 
well. The ninth grade played well to- 
gether in the eighth grade last year 
and are playing much faster this year. 
The tenth and eleventh grades are 
very evenly matched and will no doubt 
put on a very exciting contest when 
they meet. The twelves and the Nor- 
mal have not, as yet, put a team on the 
floor but are expected to do so soon. 

The first games will be played next 
week, and the tournament will then 
continue as in the first week, there be- 
ing a game every Tuesday, Wednes" 
day, and Friday. The schedule will 
be posted soon. 

Mr. Ginnings in Coll. Alg.-"Harold- 
what is a logarithm." 

Harold- "Er- oh- why yes- Lager- 
rhythm is a stein song of course". 

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.Mr. McGilvrey was in Chicago last 
week on business. Arriving at the 
station he stepped to the window to 
buy a ticket. He confidently r< ach- 
ed for his wallet, but it was not 
there! He found he had but ten 
centsin his pocket and he was anxious 
to get the train leaving in ten min- 
utes. Moreover, he did not want to 
take any chances on sleeping in a 
goods box or a barrel with the mer- 
cury below zero. Visions of the mu- 
nicipal lodging house now passed be- 
fore his mind, but before he had 
time to worry long the ticket ag' nt 
asked him if he had any credentials. 
Our president didn't happen to have 
anything of importance in that line, 
so he was just about to decide to 
ride on the bumpers when the agent 
said: "Well, you look all right; I'll 
just give you a ticket." The next 
morning Mr. McGilvrey forwarded a 
check to his obliging friend. 
Moral: It pays to have a good face. 

The "Sequel" is the year-book of 
the school. It is published by the 
senior class. Volume nine is now in 
the process of making. It will he 
ready for distribution about the first 
of June. It will contain a variety of 
pictures illustrative of the school's 
activity. The price is one dollar. 
Your order will be taken soon. 

Engineer Smith had to do double 
duty several days last week. The 
day fireman was sick, so he was com- 
pelled to do his work. He did a 
good job of it too. The building 
was well heated on the very coldest 
day we had. 

("rant Jluey, captain of the basket 
ball team, had his hand broken Sat- 
urday morning whi! engai < I In a 
boxing match with "Dad" Alexander. 

The first team has been playing a 
game every even ng this week with 
class teams in order to get in condition 
for the Canton game one week from 

The revised constitution of the 
Inter State League of State Normal 
Schools for 1911-12 has been receiv- 
ed. The seventeenth annual oratori- 
cal contest will be held at the State 
Normal School in Emporia, Kansas, 
Friday, May 3. If Stephens wins over 
the Old Normal orator March 29, he 
will represent this state in the Inter- 
State Contest. 

Mr. Bishop and the Courier press 
have been busy doing some fine printing 
for the play. One thousand postcards 
printed in green ink have been made 
besides an equal number of handbills. 
The postcards are especially neat. 
Students v/ill soon have a chance to 
send some cf these to friends. 

Rev. Mr. Rodgers addressed the 
young men of the Christian associa- 
tion Tuesday evening in the music 
room. His subject "The Man We 
Ought to Envy", was well chosen and 
gave the boys something to think 
abour. Dr. Rodgers' talks are always 
appreciated by the students for he has 
shown much interest in the life of the 

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Kent Trustees Will Not Release 

Mr. McGilvrey. -- Will Remain 

Here thru Spring Quarter. 

The students and faculty of the 
school and the citizens of this city 
will be much disappointed to learn that 
Mr. J.E.McGilvrey's resignation from 
the presidency of the Northeastern 
Ohio Normal School at Kent was not 
accepted by the Board of Trustees. 
A set of very peculiar circumstances 
confront those interested in the Kent 
school. In fact the circumstances are 
such that to accept the resignation 
might mean a radical change in the 
school plans. This means that the 
Board of Trustees will find it necessary 
to choose a man for the presidency 
here quite soon. It is hoped by all, that 
/-i man will be found who will act in 
harmony with the plans now being 
carried out. No doubt the Board will 
be successful in finding such an 

A few words regarding the Kent 
school will probably be welcomed by 
our readers. The school will draw its 
students from the Connecticut Re- 
serve or Western Reserve very much 
as this school draws from the Military 
Tract. This reserve located in North- 
eastern Ohio, was originally settled by 
New Englanders and they have left 
evident traces of their culture and 
mode of living. 

The construction work is well begun, 
and two buildings, the administration 
building and the woman's dormitory 
will be ready for use in October. Mr. 
McGilvrey and the Board are new 
making arrangements to equip the 
buildings. Some of this equipment w.ll 
come from the Reformatory at Mans- 

Although we are sorry to lose Mr 
McGilvery we are glad that he will be 
on duty here until the graduation wee k 
(Continued on page 87) 





An Interesting Letter Written by 

Oliver Wendell Holmes the 

Year before His Death. 

The letter given below v/as written 
under the following circumstances: My 
seventh -grade class, children about 
thirteen years of age, in the Gordon 
School of Cleveland, Ohio, had been 
reading Holmes' Autocrat of the Break- 
fast Table,- a rather severe undertak- 
ing for their years, that volume, as has 
been observed, not belonging to the 
class of writings "highly esteemed by 
persons who like to have a book to 
tell them to go in when it rains." 

This difficult reading has been fol- 
lowed by a study of a number of the 
minor poems of the same author, en- 
ding with the memorizing of those 
quaint, half-pathetic, half- humorous, 
wholly human and artistically perfect 
verses called "The Last Leaf". 

Fired with enthusiasm, the children, 
in a bundle of artless, childlike letters, 
expressed their appreciation to Dr. 
Holmes. One of the lads, of a turn of 
mind more scientific than poetic, told 
the great man that he thought some 
of his poetry was very good. 

It was the year before the end of 
the beloved doctor's long life; the bril- 
(Continued on pagt 87) 



Mormon People Not Discouraged 

by Failures Finally Build Great 

Temple at Salt Lake City. 

In choosing the ruins of the Mormon 
Temple at Nauvoo as the subject of 
one of his four historical paintings in 
the auditorium, the artist no doubt had 
in mind the significant part which this 
early Illinois settlement played in the 
westward march of the Mormons. 

After leaving Kirtland, Ohio, where 
Joseph Smith had established his first 
community of "Saints", he pushed 
westward to Jackson County, Missouri, 
and here began a permanent settle- 
ment. Troubles however arose with 
his Gentile neighbors and the hostility 
finally became so open that, it was 
necessary to remove once more. 

Smith's attention was called to a 

fine location on the eastern bank of the 

I Mississippi almost fifty miles north of 

Quincy and upon investigating, he de- 
cided that this was a most desirable 
site. With his folbwers, who now 
amounted to several thousand, he 
crossed the river, in 1836 bought large 
tracts of land near the little town call- 
ed Commerce City, and began to lay 
out a new town, which he namad Nau- 
voo, from the Hebrew word meaning 
pleasant. Work on a temple soon com- 
menced, which was to be the largest 
and finest building yet attempted by 
the Mormons. When completed in 
; 846, it was a massive structure, eight- 
| by one hundred and twenty eight 
•.eet in size, with three stories built of 
.stone, surmounted by one or two of 
wood above which rose a lofty tower. 

Before its completion, however, the 
political and religious differences 
which had been growing between the 
Mormons and the Gentiles came to a 
head, Joseph and Hyrum Smith were 
arrested on a charge of treason and 
-.aken to the jail in Carthago, Hancock 
(Continued on pag« 87) 



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The Illinois Agriculturist is a 
•. ery up-to-date farm journal pub- 
lished by the Agricultural Club of 
the College of Agriculture, Univer- 
sity of Illinois. In the Janua/y 
number of this magazine there ap- 
pears an article on Extension Work 
in Agriculture, by Mr. Johnson. 

Regarding the general idea of the 
educational institutions to the farm- 
er, Mr. Johnson says the following: 

"Educational institutions right- 
fully belong to the people, and 
should, therefore, respect the wishes 
and needs of society. But an atti- 
tude of respectfulness is not suffi- 
cient; they should anticipate appar- 
rent changes and prepare society to 
move into new situations with the 
least difficulty. They should be, al- 
so, a sort of clearing house for the 
newest and best thought in any of 
the industries in which the people 
are Interested or primarily engaged 
for a livelihood. In order that the 
special industry, or industries, may 
not become stagnant and perhaps 
profitless, the educational institution 
should be the agent to Introduce 

new thoui hi or better thought :mo 
that Indugti. . There can be no con- 
tinuous industrial growth without a 
corresponding intellectual growth 
and it is the business of the s<h ol to 
give oery workman an opportunity 
to get possession of the best in his 
particular industry." 

The remainder of the article takes 
up the work the Western Illinois 
Normal School is doing in this ex- 
tension work. The experimental 
work now being carried on in our 
field is discussed briefly. The work 
of the head of the agricultural de- 
partment in speaking before insti- 
tutes and farmers' meetings is spok- 
en of to some extent. The follow- 
ing sentence, perhaps, will be news 
to many of our students, so we quote 

"Lately the school is making lan- 
tern slides illustrating the experi- 
ments on its own field, and other 
useful matter, and sending the slides 
to county superintendents, who use 
them as a basis for their talks on ag- 
riculture before the teachers in their 
county and local teachers' insti- 

A very interesting letter from Fena 
Nordwall has been received at the 
office. Miss Nordwall teaches sixth 
grade work in Idaho Falls, Idaho. 
She is favorably located both in rela- 
tion to her work and to physical sur- 
roundings. We quote a part of the 
letter to show her interest in our 
school activities. 

"Judging from the Courier some 
interesting things are happening at the 
Normal, I was much interested in the 
account of the oratorical contest and 
want to request that some time, if space 
allows, a longer summary of the essay, 
"Universal Peace"be published in 
"The Courier." 

From the Kirksville Index we learn 
that arrangements for an inter-school 
debate have been discontinued. 

The Chicago Record Herald last 
Saturday devoted a fair space to a 
picture of the Northwestern University 
Glee Club which will begin its tour soon 
to the Pacific Coast. It is of interest 
to us in that a student here last year, 
C. Paul White is a member. 


But don't be content with this pass- 
ive response. After you have read this 
article, get busy and i 
ty to your society by rustling in votes 
for said organization. 

The Courier believes in school 
spirit. It also believes that in order to 
secure the best type of school spirit, the 
students must take a part n and seek 
to advance the interests of the school 
organizations. Among the first in or- 
der of importance of the many school 
organizations are the literary societies. 

It is cur plan to start a contest 
among the literary societies In thi 
col.imns of this paper in which ever 
student in school may and should take 
part. To the society securing the 
largest nurmer of votes during the 
contest, we will give a loving cup. We 
have not yet decided on the prize to be 
awarded the society securing the next 
highest number of votes but it will be 
something to be valued at not less than 
three dollars. 

In this contest, the ninth grade is to 
be considered as one society, making 
the four societies to enter the contest 
Ninth Grade, Amateurian, Platonian 
and Emersonian. If you do not belong 
to: any of these four, useyout influence 
for the society to which you are eligible 
and which you prefer. 

The subscription price for the rest 
of the year is twenty-five cents, which 
will entitle the subscriber to one hun- 
dred votes. A special bulletin board 
will be placed in the second floor hall 
for the posting of results of the con- 
test, and the ballot box will be put by 

The loving cup will be well worth a 
little effort, and a prize which any or- 
ganization should be proud of. This 
is a contest in which all may enter and 
in which the ninth grade will have as 
much interest as the seniors. 

I HI \\ ESIfcRN L 31 I i i - 


(Continued from p;ige 85) 

liant circle of men eminent in literary, 
professional and social achievement 
which his wit and kindly humor had so 
long delighted was broken; Longfellow 
had been dead twelve years and Whit- 
tier two; he knew that h~ aLo must 
soon fall into the long sleep. 

Yet straight back from Boston. 
addressed to'The Prpils of the Sev- 
enth Grade, Gordon School," address 
and letter written in the poet's own 
neat, firm hand, unshaken by the 
weakness of his eighty-four years, 
came the beautiful letter here given. 
Boston, April 6th, 1893. 

My Dear Young Friends: 

I have been reaiing your letters 
and they have gi\en me much plea- 
sure. I am glad to be told that I 
have written what has instructed or 
gratiaed you. 

The poem called "The Last Leaf" 
was written sixty-three years ago, 
before most of your fathers, and 
some of your grandfathers, were 
born. I am almost the last leaf, my- 
self, now, but I am glad to be re- 
minded that the tree of life is full 
of young leaf buds which will spread 
in the sunshine of the twentieth cen- 
tury, when the hough to which I am 
still clinging is bare of its last year's 
latest leaf. 

Very sincerely yours, 

When the "children", now doctors' 
lawyers, ministers, teachers and busy 
house-mothers, --gather in the old 
school-room, as they annually do, to 
sing the old songs and recite the old 
memory exercises, "The Last Leaf" 
is still a chief favorite, and the re- 
membrance of the gracious courtesy of 
its gifted author is a happy memory 
to them all. 

May H. Prentice 


(Continued from page 85) 
County, and here they were shot and 
killed by a mob. After their death con- 
fusion reigned at Nauvoo until Brig- 
ham Young was chosen leader. He 
decided that the Mormons must find 
a new location far removed from civil- 
ization where they might be safe from 

further persecution. Accordingly the 
people sold their land or exchanged it 
for horses, wagons, and provisions, 
and made preparation for their west- 
ward migration. Before leaving 
Nauvoo, they attempted to destroy the 
temple, but succeeded only in wreck- 
ing a part of it. A later colony of 
French Icarians who settled in Nauvoo 
about 1855, partly rebuilt the temple 
but their work was 'aid waste by a 
terrible storm. They then determined 
to level the structure and u^e the stones 
in ccnstructing other buildings. At 
the present time while one may see 
the homes of Joseph Smith and 
Brigham Young in a fairly good state 
of preservation, only a few stones of the 
great temple remain. 

But the Mormon people were not dis- 
couraged by this failure. They pushed 
westward over the 1000 miles of prai- 
rie and mountain which lay between 
them and the fertile valley of Salt 
Lake which Brigham Young had se- 
lected as their permanent home. In 
five or six years several thousand had 
dared the hardship of the long march 
and the dangers from Indians in order 
to reach the "Promised Land" and 
"Zion." In 1853 they set to work once 
more to build another temple which 
should be the crowning glory of their 
faith. The difficulties were great; for 
many years there were no railroads 
and the stone had to be hauled by ox 
teams from the granite quarries of the 
Wasatch Mountains twenty miles from 
the city. It required four yoke of ox- 
en four days to transport some of the 
largest stones. But nothing could 
daunt their perseverance and energy, 
and in 1893 at a cost of $4,000,000, 
the temple was completed. It is an 
imposing stone structure, with massive 
walls and clustering spires. In it are 
held the most sacred services of the 
Mormon faith and only those members 
who are in good and regular standing 
are allowed the privileges of the tem- 
ple, while no Gentile may set foot 
within its sacred walls. 

The official photographer, Mr. 
Johnson, made some exposures of 
the first grades Friday. The pict- 
ures will be used in the 1912 Se- 


(Continued from pag« 85) 
is over. In his connection with this 
school he has made many friends 
and has done much toward sleadily 
raising the standards of the school to 
their present high place. 

His summer will be taken up with 
the organization of a course of study, 
visiting institutes, and chosing his fac- 
ulty. In all his relations with the 
Kent School the Courier wishes him 
the fullest measure of success. 


Tuesday, Jan. 23 — 12th vs. Nor- 
mal, and Country School vs. 9th. 

Wednesday, Jan. 24 — 9th vs. 10th, 

Friday, Jan. 26 — 10th vs. 11th; 
also Canton High School here. 

Tuesday, Jan. 30 — C. S. Class vs. 

Wednesday, Jan. 31 — 11th vs. 

Friday, Feb. 2 — 9th vs. Normal; 
10th vs. C. S. Class. 

Tuesday, Feb. 6 — 9th vs. 12th. 

Wednesday, Feb. 7 — C. S. Class 
vs. 11th. 

Friday, Feb. 9 — Normal vs. C. S. 
Class; First team at Carthage. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13 — 10th vs. Nor- 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 — 11th vs. 9th 

Friday, Feb. 16 — 10th vs. 12th. 

Tuesday, Feb. 20 — Normal vs. 

Friday, Feb. 23 — Championship 
Game and Carthage College here. 

Eligibility — Captains must pre- 
sent an eligible list of players for 
their respective classes, signed by 
the principal and A. A. treasurer, 
Mr. Ginnings. 

Admission — 'By Athletic ticket or 
15 cents. 

Girls' Tournament Gaines, 4 p. m. 

Jan. 24 — 9 and 10 vs. Normal. 
Jan. 31— Cr. S. Class vs. 11 & 12. 
Feb. 7—9 & 10 vs. 11 & 12. 
Feb. 14 — 11 & 12 vs. Normal. 

Mr. Drake has received fifty new 
lantern slides illustrative of astronomy. 
Some of these show the location of the 
stars for all the months of the year. 
Mr. Basset has also purchased about 
fifty slides for his department which 
deal with the subject of geology. 



The Junior and Eleventh Grade 
preliminary declamatory contest was 
held last Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 
1). ni. There were six contestants 
in each class, which made it very 
interesting. All the readings were 
good and were given in such a way 
as to hold the attention of the audi- 
ence throughout. The contest was 
also a success financially, as quite a 
la rue number were present. 

Miss Nelle Brint'on won first place 
in the Junior class, giving "Nancy's 
Cinderella" by Brainard. Miss Anna 
Seeker won second place, giving 
"Dannie," anonymous. 

In the eleventh grade Miss Ethel 
Lucas was awarded the honors. 
Her reading was "Making an Ora- 
tion" by Crane. The Misses Helen 
Miner and Hazel Wrigley tied for 
second place, giving respectively, 
"The Schoolmaster Beaten" by 
Dickens, and "Rebecca's Journey" 
by Wiggin. 

The program follows: 

Song, "I Know a Bank" Horn 

Eleventh Grade Chorus. 

"Little Nell" Dickens 

Bernice Lovely. 

"The Schoolmaster Beaten". Dickens 

Helen Miner. 

"Boots" Anonymous 

Mae Windisch. 

"Making an Orator" Crane 

Ethel Lucas. 

"Rebecca's Journey" Wiggins 

Hazel Wrigley. 

"The Revenge" Tennyson 

Claud Wilson. 

Piano Duet 

Hildreth McFeeters, Isabelle 

"Emmy Lou" Martin 

Lei a Terr ill. 

"God of the Open Air". . . .VanDyke 

Mary VanEtten. 

"Nancy's Cinderella" Brainard 

Nelle Brinton. 

"Quo Vadis" Watson 

Frances Reeder. 

"Dannie" Anonymous 

Anna Seeker. 

"The Canyon Flower" Conner 

Lora Wilson. 

"Morning Kong" Barnby 

Junior Chorus. 

Canton High School vs. Our Team 
in the gym tomorrow evening. The 
Canton boys are our friends and will 
doubtless show us some good play- 
ing, although the Normalites have it 
in their minds to win. 

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The Senior Play "As You like It" 
is already creating quite a stir an 
the citizens of the neighboring to\ 
Mary Covert, v/ho teaches in Colusa, 
asks Mr. Hunsh for copies of "As You 
Like It" for use in her school and she 
says she will bring some of the larger 
pupils over to the performance. 

The Bardolph High School has ask- 
ed for information concerning train 
connections, thus showing their interest. 

One gentleman of this city has 
asked for seven tickets. From this we 
have a right to judge there will be a 
full house Feb. 16. 

The Open Country Club, No. 2 met 
in Society Hall Tuesday at 3:45 for a 
short program. Music was given by a 
Girls' Chorus, Mr. Hursh talked on 
Standardization, Mr. McGilvrey en 
Advantages of Standardization and 
and Miss Grote on the Purposes of 
the Club. 

The Parlin and Orendorff Plow 
company of Canton has presented the 
Courier with a large calendar adver- 
tising their farming implements. 

Superintendent C. E. Joiner of the 
city schools of Monmouth was visiting 
the school Wednesday of last week 
and interviewing some membnrs of the 
Senior Class for prospective candi- 
dates for teachers in Monmouth. 

The Emers held their regular meet- 
ing in Society Hall Thursday. Two 
new members were taken into the 
Society and plans laid to increase the 
attendance at the meetings. The 
program was a good one, the debate 
being of special interest because of 
the heated enthusiasm of the debaters. 
The Emers are at work now; come in 
and hear them. 

Miss Emma Callihan of the Senior 
Class went to Monmouth this week to 
teach the remainder of the school 
year. She will have charge of de 
partmental work in the seventh and 
eighth grades in one of the best 
schools in the city. She intends to 

take sufficient v/ork by correspondence 
and otherwise to enable he 

F:ank Litchfield, 1906, in a lei er 

to Ed De Camp says he is now locat- 
ed in Columbus, C^ 
ployed by the Ce'^rgia Show 

The baseball activities were for- 
mally aroused by a meeting of fans 
in Coach Walrath's room last week. 
About twenty-five aspirants pn 
ed themselves for the initial lecture. 
The prospects for a fast squid ate 
promising and with the fir:-;t signs of 
spring the old diamond will be 
pounded into shape again for the 
great American game. 

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Some of the Benefits To Be De- 
rived from Dramatization. 

Some of the more apparent bene- 
fits to be deriverd from dramatiza- 
tion are: 

(a) It leads to the intensive study 
of the play as literature. No one 
can be satisfied with less than the 
best insight into the matter that is 
possible to him when he is expected 
to put it into living expression. The 
student feels a comparatively weak 
responsibility in preparation of mat- 
ter meiely to be read, but when he 
is to give his whole self to it and 
not merely his utterance, he is con- 
scious of a very different attitude. 
Be then searches the matter out 
and seeks to discover all that is in 

(hi It gives valuable training in 
getting definite ideas , and in that 
leads to the habit, rarely found in 
students, of getting clear concepts in 
literature. It seem difficult for the 
average student to study a matter 
that must be constructed out of his 

own mind-stuff. This leads to 

(c) the training of the imagina- 
tion — constructive imagination. In 
this work all the conditions of action, 
correlation of time and place, condi- 
tions, fitness cf parts and the effect 
to be produced must have place and 

(d) It aids much in mental and 
bodily self-control and hence adds 
grace to the body and quality to the 
voice, very important phases of hu- 
man culture, which aie very inade- 
quately provided for in even the best 
courses of study. This matter of 
bodily poise or the graces of mind 
manifested in bodily action is far 
more important than we have yet 
thought it to be. 

(e) Dramatic practice adds no 
small value to one's social responsi- 
bilities, and in this is very impor- 
tant in the culture of young people. 
Nothing in one's school life will do 
more to relieve timidity, self-con- 
sciousness and give one the freedom 
of his own ability. The one unfor- 
tunate thing about it is that those 
who most need it rarely ever get 
such practice. S. B. H. 


Some of the Features To Be Con- 
sidered in "Putting on" a Play. 

In addition to the actual staging 
there are several other interesting 
and important features to be con- 
sidered in "putting on" a big play. 
One is the music. For sorre of the 
Shakespearian plays there is com- 
plete incidental music. For instance, 
the beautiful ".Midsummer Night's 
Dream" sccre by .Mendelssohn, which 
includes the well known Nocturne 
and Wedding March. For most plays, 
however, the music mast be selected 
and specially arranged. We expect 
the music to be suggestive, and it is 
most effective in producing the de- 
sired atmosphere. For Hamlet, 
Greig's "Peer Gynt" music was used 
largely, with some Dani-h marches 
and Chopin's Funeral March. For 
"As You Like It," the two songs of 
the play. "Under the Greenwrod 
Tree," and "Blow, Blow, Thou Win- 
try Wind," will be used, and in ad- 
dition some old English Glees for 
male voices will be introduced. Noth- 
ing gives a play a better start than 
a stirring overture. I think it is 
even more helpful than the three 
mysterious "knocVs" that are sun- 
posed to be given before the curtain 

The Wesi ekn ( !oub u b 








goes up. 

Another phase of the work is the 
costuming, lighting and "makeup." 
Ihe costumes sho Id le o t i ed 
from a reliable ccm.ajy, insur nj 
historic and artistic correctness. Up- 
on the lighting effects depends much 
of the variety of the sc?nie features 
of the play, especial! yif there is not 
much change in actual scenery. The 
lighting also helps in producing st- 
n osj here. The "make-up" must be 
carefully studied and plenty of time 
allowed for it on the night of the 
performance — at least two hours. 

Still another most important part- 
of the production is the scene'y. It 
must be studied not so much from 
ku§ estirns from other productions 
as from your own possibilities and 
opportunities. The whole i lay, 
scenes and acts, musi be arranged 
to meet your limitations in scene- 
shifting. Something new and appro- 
priate must be worked out, especial- 
ly if yon expeci the same people to 
attend your plays year after year. 
This Is particularly true of the open- 

ing scene. People appreci.te a new 
setting mere at first, and do not 
mind the old after they become in- 
terested in the action. 

Last, but not at all least, is the 
advertising and advance sale of 
tickets. The advertising must be- 
gin early and continue steadily, 
reaching a climax, if possible, in the 
opening of the seat sale, for what 
will it profit if you work up a good 
play and have no aud.'ence?. Some 
little phrase from the play can often 
be used as the nucleus for the adver- 
tising thought, and lively sa'e of 
tickets as soon as the board is open- 
ed is the best possible advertisement 
for the last week. 

I enjoy every phase of the work 
connected with staging a play, es- 
pecially if it be one of Shakespeare's. 


A letter from Mr. Euich, f rmeiiy 
of the Department of Manual Ti awn- 
ing here, brings the welcome news 
that he is steadily recovering, and] 
will be able to begin teaching again ' 
next fall. He says: "We get the 
Courier and are glad to note the 
growth in the school as indicated by 
the news from week to week." 

The gymnasium is very popular 
place with the boys every evening 
frcm four o'clock until five-;hiity. 
Every grade has one or two basket- 
ball teams and there are generally 
enough "scrubs" to make another on 
short notice. The track, chest 
weights, medicine ball, and the box- 
ing gloves are kept in almost con- 
stant employment by boys ranging 
from the fourth grade to the senior 
class. This lroks g"od. It is qu'te 
a relief to those who have studied 
hard throughout the day to s - >end a< 
free hour in the gym, even though! 
they do nothing but look on. 

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The Senior Class of 1909 Presents 
Our First Shakespearian Play. 

In Feburary of 1909 the senior 
class, under .Miss Davis' dliei'ticn, 
presented "Twelfth N ght." It was 
the first time a senior class in this 
school had attempted a Shapespear- 
ean play. .Many feared that those 
who had attended plays previo.isly 
gi\en in our school, would not care 
so much for Shakespeare as some 
other play writers. But on the eve- 
ning of February 19, both Miss Da- 
\ is and the players were more than 
satisfied with the large audience. 
The people were sufficiently inter- 
ested in this style of play that we 
felt justified in presenting "Mid- 
Summer Night's Dream" the next 

Though the play took much time 
and study, we, who had the pleasure 
of being on the cast, feel that our 
enjoyment and training more than 
repaid us for the time spent. The 
attempt to forget self and live the 
part of Viola was an invaluable expe- 
rience for me. Also it helped me 
to appreciate, understand, and en- 
jou Shakespeare as I had not done 

Since 1909 two other plays have 
been given. Each one was consid- 
ered better than the previous ones. 
So this year we'll epect "As You 
Like It" to be the "best yet." 


Wori has been raceived frrm Miss 
Irene Bassett. who has just taken 
chargs of the Domestic Science work 
in Buda, Texas. The work is just be- 
gun ai'd she is planning the 
and course of study, which includes 
both cooking and sewing. Her classes 
include those from seventh to eleventh 
grades and two hours in the week a 
class of the ladies of the town. 

The town, so Miss Bassett says, is 
small but very enthusiatic over this 
new line of work. 

The Senior class has been engaged in 
preparing some interesting adaptations 
from poems for the lower grades. 

FEBRUARY 16, 1912. 

The Western Courier 




Some Things a Comedian Thinks 
and Feels "Worded". 

Keen pleasure is enough to derive 
from any recreative ur dertaking, but 
when there is combined with such 
enjoyment, a minute study of the 
highest type in English literature and 
an acquaintance with human charac- 
teristics of exceptional variety,-- the 
resultant benefit is incommensurable. 
Heroes and villains touch superficiali- 
ties-- the un-jsual passion of sentimen- 
tal puppetry- in which the meritorious 
qualities are subordinated to the ro- 
mantic exigencies. But the comedian 
operates in a quite different atmos- 
phere. He finds himself continually 
delving into the mingled vagaries of 
human emotion-- vanity, jealousy and 

pride; interpreting the awkwardness of 
personal misfortune, exceptional acci- 
dents, and in a word all of the unusual 
and laughable pecul'arit'es of the race, 
h is from this multifarious study that 
the great wor h of dramatic work arises, 
and here the comedian's share is cer- 
tainly not incomparable to that of "Leo, 
King of Beasts." — Nice Bottom, 

Midsummer Night's Dream 


Mr. Vernon M Welsh, a student of 
Knox College will deliver an oration 
in connection with the declamatory 
contest to-morrow night. Mr. Welsh 
is the winner of first place in the ora- 
torical contest held in the state be- 
tween the small colleges and will re- 
present Illinois in the inter-state. We 
will be very glad to hear Mr. Welsh 
and his work ought to be an inspira- 
tion to our orators. 


Our Boys Meet Defeat at the 

Hands of t.\e Canton Hich 

School 1 earn. 

Last Friday e.e.iing Jan. 2 0th, our 
boys again ^.et at the hands of 
the fast Canton High School team.-j 
A large crowd of "looters" saw the 
game and did their part in support- 
ing the home team. The Canton 
boys were a fast bunch and played a 
clean game throughout. In all our 
games with them we have received 
a square deal, and in no way do we 
consider it a disgrace to be beaten by 
such a team. 

Our boys played their usual stendy 
game and did well when we consid-i 
er the handicap caused by Huey be- 
ing out of the game because of an 
injured hand. 

The lineup: 

Canton. Macomb. 

Eklon L.F Host 

Eyerly R.F Sorensen 

The Western Courier 

HAMLET— 1911. 

Stevenson C Russell 

Peed, Stickler. . L.G Salisbury 

Regan, Eklon. . R. G.. . Imes.Bennett 

Referee, Eair: Time-', e per, 

IVhite. Score-keeper, McCall. 

Score — Canton, 38; Normal, 22. 

A regular tournament game was 
ilso played between the tenth and 
Jleventh grade boys. These teams 
ft-ere very evenly matched and played 
i close and exciting game. The score 
it the end cf the game was: Tens, 
L4; Elevens, 12. 


As a result of several year3 associ- 
ation in athletics, there exists between 
this school and the Canton High 
School a very congenial fee'ing. The 
jame last Friday was clean and fair 
in every respect. The Canton boys 
showed themselves to be a manly 
Dunch. They beat us fairly, but our 
soys do not feel at all chagrined over 
their defeat because they played well. 
This friendly relation exists between 
schools when each respects the rights 
af the other. Canton has always 
been respectful toward us and we have 

a deep respect for them. 

Other schools have similar places in 
our list of friends. Carthage College, 
an old time rival in athletics, is a con- 
firmed friend in every respect. Sev- 
eral ether schools that ha\e ccme in 
contact with us also deserve o .r 
warmest friendship. Taking all this 
into consideration, perhaps inter- 
school athletics have been very profit- 
able, and are entirely desirable. 


A committee has recently been 
appointed to revise the Illinois state. 
course of study. This committee is 
made up of various faculty members 
of the normal schools, county superin- 
tendents and superintendents of in- 
struction. The members from our 
own faculty are Mr. McGilvrey, Mr. 
Johnson, Mr. Dickerson and Miss 
Hamilton. The committee is divided 
into groups for various subjects, Mr. 
McGilvrey being in the group revising 
the Morals and Manners course, Mr. 
Johnson the Physiology course, Mr. 

D:cke-son the Hictory c^u-;e, and 
Miss Hamilton the Reading course. 
The new course will be ready for i..e 
at the op3ningof the common schoc's 
next S.pte nber. Incidentally it inter- 
ests us in that it is the basis of study 
of our Country School Class. 

Miss Grote has been employed for 
some time in mailing the journal of 
proceedings of the Illinois State 
Teachers' Association for 1910 to 
teachers thruout the state. The Jour- 
nal is quite interesting to anyone in- 
terested in educational problems for it 
contains several addresses by educat- 
ors well known in the educational 
world. Miss Grote has been secretary 
of the Association for several years 
and was re-elected at the last meet- 
ing for the coming year. 

The tenth grade class in Drawing 
has finished some artistic brass lamp 
shades. Brass watch fobs are to be 
made next. 

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Ben West, Victor Wood, Harlow Wyne, Theron Chaney, Paul Leach, Claud Wilson, Ross Stephens. 

Alfred Sorensen, George Salisbury, Clarence Jones, De Witt Dobson, Lester Smith, Will Jeffries. 

Guy Hoyt, Christie Darke, Howard Thompson, Ursula Kennedy, Evelyn Wyne, George Mape:-, 

Eva Finlay, Ralph SwitZ'r. 



Come Back and See Old Friends 
and a Good Play. 

The annual Senior Play is a home- 
coming occasion. Are you coming 
home on February 16th? The Courier 
has been informed that many old 
students will come back for a day. 
People whose faces have grown stern 
with the cares of life are to be wel- 
comed again. The boys and girls who 
played in "She Stoops to Conquer", 
"A Russian Honeymoon", "Twelfth 
Night", "Midsummer Night's Dream" 
and "Hamlet" will recall the old times 
when the curtain rises on the first 
scene "As you Like it ". 

"Should auld acquaintance be 

Come back to the Senior play. 


The ticket sale for "As You Like 
It" will open Saturday morning, Febru- 
ary 10th, at McClellan's book store. 
Seats 50 cents. Mail orders will be 
filled in the order in which they are 
received.if cash accompanies the order. 
No tickets will be held without money 
after Thursday noon, February 15th. 


Mustaches vary greatly. They gen- 
erally range in color from red to char- 
coal black; however, some are in a 
class by themselves. Several in this 
school have the color of a superannu- 
ated toothbrush. Mustaches also vary 
in density. Some are as dense as the 
population in China while others are 
about as thick as pin feathers on a 
singed chicken. Mustaches are trim- 
med in various shapes. The German 
variety is long and slender with an 
artistic curve near the extreme ends. 
The most sanitary variety is the close 

cropped one. 

All are more cr less insanitary anJ 
every owner should see to it that hia 
is thoroughly fumigated at least twica 
a year. Mustaches are cf r.o specia 
economic importance but they hide 
many large noses. They are mainty 
masculine. Occasionally a woman i£ 
able to start one but she is as anxious 
to exterminate it as some of the Nor- 
mal boys are to cultivate them. 

Misses Finlay, Stephens and Fulk- 
erson of the Senior class have made 
some very handsome, artistic poster; 
for "As You Like It." 

Several songs have been submitter, 
in response to the offer of a 19L' 
Sequel offered by the Oratorical Boan 
for a good oratorical song. 


FEBRUARY 16, 1912 

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^iibur O. Pendaris of Last Year' 3 

Cluss Gives an Account of 

His Trip to the Islands. 


l am writing this in my Philippine 
ome. I am here, peaceful, conteat- 
d. and happy, suirounded by all the 
iocessities, most ol the comforts, 
nd a few of the luxuries oi' life. Yet 
ay surroundings are for the most 
art strange and new to me, ami 
nostly different from those to whit h 
ha\e been accustomed. My mucha- 
ho has finished his work and gone 
ii t along the river to play, while I 
m left aione to do my writing. In- 
tead of the hrnk of the auto I hear 
he rattle of the corromata as it joss 
long the gravelled street; instead of 
le English tongue, I hear only Tage- 
og articulations from the pliza be- 
ow me. The soft breeze brings with 
t the delicate perfume of tropical and foliage; the chirp of the 
izzard, and the cry of an uneasy 
'arret in a neighboring tree supplant 
he song of the cricket; and the 
sounds of rurt.1 life I hear are the 
owing of the cara" oa, the cry of the 
id, and the gruff grunt of the Phil- 
rpine hog. The table upon which I 
vrite is of Spanirh origin; my chair 
s a native prrduction; my lamp hails 
rom China, but I am burning genu- 
ine Rockefeller oil, which casts a fa- 
miliar glow over my surroundings 
2nd must form the connecting link 
aetween my past and present. 

To begin this narrative takes me 
back over some four or five eventful 
months, and nearly ten thousand 
miles of terrestrial expanse, to the 
rity of Macomb, on the evening of 
May Sth, when the 6:42 bore me 
away from the Normal crowd that 
had so kindly assembled to see me 
off. I changed cars in Galesburg that 
night and started westward. Not 
caring to s'eep, I sat gazing out of 
the open window as we sped over the 
broad Iowa prairies, bathed in the 
calm silvery moonlight of the warm 
summer night. 

The next morning I reached Coun- 
cil Bluffs just in time to miss the 
Overland Limited for San Francisco. 
This, however, not being a new ex- 
perience for me, failed to cause me 
any great anxiety. I swung onto an- 
other train that was just pulling out 
of the station and rode across to 
Omaha, where I succeeded in over- 


taking the t 
off from nu 

of the flnesl trains of the Union Pa- 
ci"c, and one thai ran clear through 
from ( hicago to San Fran isco with- 
out a change or a long s oj. Its ac- 
commodations wire of the best and 
in all it was a train wi rth running tj 

We were soon en our way up the 
Piatt river, whi h we followed until 
it shrank to a sandy ditch among 
the sagebrush. The e?sttrn half of 
Nebraska presented a very pleasant 
appearance. Farmers were busy 
plowing and planting, and all the 
coutry was (lcthecl in the fresh ver- 
dure of returning summer. The cen- 
tral part grew gradually worse, and 
finally merged into the great serri- 
desert region which occupies all the 
western part of the state. Here the 
green alfalfa fields and a few forlorn | 
farm houses alone broke the brown j 
expanse of the barren soil; and the j 
monotonous horizon was broken only 
by the distant bluffs of the meander- 
ing Piatt, and the numerous wind- 
mills which reared themselves at ev- 
ery semblance of civilization. Each 
farm house had several clustered 
around it; every hamlet boasted a 
score; they were present in every 
schoolyard andin a few instances they 
had been erected in graveyards as in- 
dustrious monuments to the immor- 
tal breezes of Nebraska. There were 
windmills of all shapes and sizes. 
Some were of steel and stood with 
rigid erectness, while others were of 
wood and stood on one foot with 
their arms akimbo. Some stood 
firmly planted at their posts, and 
some were tied down like unruly an- 
imals. Some ran quietly and smooth- 
ly, but many screaked as if their 
bearings were as dry and hot as the 
parchine wind that fanned their tat- 
tered sails. 

Just before nightfall we passed in- 
to Wyoming, where the alfalfa fie'ds 
gave way to wastes of sage brush, 
and the only signs of civilization were 
an occasional flock of sheep, tended 
by a lone shepherd and his dogs. 
Towns were few and far be- 
tween. Our route through this state 
lay along close to and nearly parallel 
with the southern boundary. Next 
morning we awoke near the middle 
of the state to find the air crisp and 
cool, and the ground covered with a 
light snow. The country here was 
hilly and the soil rocky, sandy, and 
streaked with alkali. Away off in 
the distance could be seen snow-cap- 
ped mountains lifting their dazzling 

summits Into the clouds, we crossed 
the Great Divide, from where the 
ri ers run eastward to the Atlantic 
and westward to the Pacific, and be- 
gan to descend into a mere prosper- 
ous loo! ing country. We followed the 
Wei er river fr in where it begins its 
course as a brooilet leaping down 
from the Wyoming hills, until it had 
become a rushing mountain stream 
pouring over its rocky bed and on to 
where it becomes a peaceful river, 
flowing through a wide, fertile, 
fruit-gi owing valley cf northern 

We reached Ogden al out two 
o'clock in the afternoc n. Here 1 
stopped off and at once ran down to 
Salt Lake City, where I spent the re- 
mainder of the afternoon visiting the 
rest important places of this beauti- 
j ful and interesting town, the handi- 
work ard Mecca of the Mormon. 

That night I took a train for Colo- 
ralo, and as we ran along nearly 
raral'el to the Wasatch mountains 
they presented a grand sight, tower- 
ing up into the heavens, with their 
snow-clad summits flashing in the 
moonlight. After spending a couple 
of days in Colorado, I returned to 
Ogden in time to resume my journey 
to the coast on Saturday afternoon. 

May 13th. — Leaving Ogden, we 
crossed the Great Salt Lake over the 
Lucin cutoff, one of the wonders of 
modern engineering skill. This is a 
novel trip; an ocean voyage 
on wheels. You go clear out 
of sight of land and yet re- 
main on terra firma. You enjoy all 
the pleasures of an ocean voyage 
v ithout suffering any of its inconve- 
niences. We left the lake, with its 
ccol and invigorating salt breezes, to 
enter the hot, dusty expanse of the 
Salt Lake Desert. We crossed this 
desert and entered Nevada just at 

Our route through this state lay 
for the most part through a moun- 
tainous country bare and rocky, but 
it was practically all traversed dur- 
ing the night, giving us but a limited 
chance to view the country. The next 
morning we made a short stup at the 
historic town of Reno, then crossed 
over into California and began to 
slowly climb the high Sierras. We 
were soon up to the snow line, where 
we began to wend our way through 
miles of snow sheds, where the snow 
still lay piled up so high on either 
side that we were unable to see out. 
We wound our way up, around and 
above Lake Donner, a magnificent 
sheet of water nestled among the 
topmost peaks of the range. 

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Having reached the we be- 
gan a rapid descent toward the Pa- 
cific. The snow-clad leaks, clothed 
with a few sentinel pines, gave way 
to broad slopes densely forested with 
fir and redwood. We ran along the 
edge of Blue (anon, where we coull 
look almcst straight down f r two 
thousand feet upon a stream that 
looked like a silver thread wound 
along the bottom of this immense 
forest-clad ditch. As we reached the 
lowlands the country tock on a semi- 
tropical appearance. We hurried 
down the Sacramento Valley, passed 
California's capital city, reached 
Oakland, and were ferried across to 
San Francisco just as the sun was 
sinking into the billows beyond the 
Golden Gate. 

I spent the following day taking 
in the sights of this hustling city, 
and completing the arrangements 
for my ocean trip; and at one o'clock 
Tuesday afternoon, May 16th, I 
found myself on board the good ship 
Manchuria, anxiously waiting for 
the last farewells. An immense 
throng was at the wharf to see us 
off. The Chinese sailors were hur- 
rying over the decks, completing ar- 
rangements for sailing, Chinese cab- 
in boys were busy stowing away 
baggage, and friends were crowding 
on deck for a few last farewells be- 
fore the gang plank was withdrawn. 
At last the word was given, and 
with the prolonged waving of thou- 
sands of handkerchiefs, and the re- 
peted snapping of hundreds of cam- 
eras, we pulled slowly away from 
the pier. We sailed northward 
around the city, passed out of the 
bay, and turned westward into a 
stormy sea. A small group of us 
stood in a sheltered spot on deck, 
and watched the shores of our na- 
tive land slowly sink into the dis- 
tance, wondering in our hearts if 
we should ever see them again, and 
realizing as never before how we 
loved "The Land of the Free and the 
Home of the Brave." But with the 
merciless tossing of the ship these 
patriotic emotions were gradually 
superceded by a more violent one, 
and many of as withdrew to our 
state rooms. That night I retired 
absolutely unable to appreciate being 
rocked in the cradle of the deep, and' 
for the next two days I took my 
meals on trial in the state room and 
was indisposed to venture further 
out than the after deck. 

Our course lay to the southwest, 
and ere long we ran into a calm sea 
and balmy weather, with which we 
were blessed throughout the entire 

\( ya I-. 'i Len, one by one, I < e 
who had be n hibernatijg in their 
cells, came maichinj; on to make 
their debut upon the upper desk, an 1 
the real pleasures of the trip besan. 
We had a crowd of about one hun- 
dred first-class paseengeis, as jelly a 
bunch as was ever colle ted, and the 
Manchuria is one of the three best 
equipped and largest vessels on the 
Pacific. Our trip was one continual, 
prolonged picnic. There were ath- 
letic contests of ail sorts, baseball 
games, shuffle board tournaments, 
concerts, entertainments, caid par- 
ties, candy pulls, dress dinneis, mas- 
querade balls, and dozens of ether 
amusements with which to pass 
away the time. When tired of the 
more strenuous amusements, we 
found pleasure in lounging along the 
rail and gazing out to sea. Schools 
of brilliant hued flying fish would 
leap up in the wake of the ship and, 
spreading their gauzy fins, skim 
away over the waves to a place of 
safety. Occasionally we would see 
a school of pur poises wallowing 
along through the water, or a whale 
spouting lazily in the distance, as we 
silently glided over the glassy sea. 
By night it was interesting to watch 
the brilliant phosphorescence of the 
agitated water in the wake of the 
vessel, and to see new constellations 
rising up in the southern sky, while 
old familiar ones sank from view be- 
yond the northern horizon. And 
then, after a strenuous day, it was a 
rare pleasure to be rocked to sleep 
by the gentle motion of the vessel as 
she gracefully glided over the gentle 
swells of the restless sea. 

In six days we reached Honolulu, 
where we spent a day on shore. We 
then headed northwest for Japan and 
reached Yokohoma ten days later. 
After spending five days in the Is- 
land Empire we left for Manila, 
where we arrived safely on June 
10th, having made the excellent rec- 
ord of reaching that port only 
twenty-five days after leaving San 

In Manila I spent five days, getting 
assigned, receiving instructions, and 
outfitting; and at dark, on the even- 
ing of June fifteenth, set out on a 
coekelshell for my station in the 
provinces. This trip, in some re- 
spects, proved the most interesting 
part of my entire voyage. We had 
just gotten outside of Manila Bay 
when a storm struck us. The sea 
rose into mountains and the little 
boat rolled and pitched as though 
she were possessed. The rain came 
'I riving through the rent canvasses 

The lower deck became a 
ir.iniature lake and occasionally a 
Mg wave i . . upon the up- 

Pi i deck Th< < el v. as not 
and the cot* 
upon which v.e were trying to sleep, 
together with the tables, chain, 
boxes, and other movable parapher- 
nalia, promenaded around th deck 
as if playing pussy wants a corner; 
I had imagined myself seasick when 
heaving Kan Kianis-o, but I now 
concluded that my experience there 
was far too mild to be classified by 
that important term. Most of the 
sailors abandoned their pons and 
joined the water-soaked squad, who 
who hugging the rail, anl casting 
their bread upon the waters ,and 
all it was a most impressive night. 
The sea continued rough for two 
days, but on Sunday morning, June 
18th, as we drew near the palm- 
crested island that was to be my 
future home, the sun arose in un 
clouded splendor upon a calm am 
glassy ocean. We dropped ancho 
just off the coral reef. They lowerei 
the ship's boat, rowed me to shore 
piled my few earthly possessions ou 
on the sands of the beach, and lef 
me to my fate. Here I stood some 
what as did Robinson Crusoe on tha 
memorable morn after his miracu 
lous escape from an angry ocean. 
My six weeks' journey had at last 
come to its end. I had reached my 
destination, and stood face to face 
with a situation that was "Koct, hog, 
or die." I was alone, ihe only 
white man upon an island of 50,000] 
people, whose language, tempera- 
ments and customs were absolutely 
new to me. None knew me, and but 
few could understand my language. 
I was indeed a stranger in a foreign 
land. As I turned to meet my new 
situation, and take up a new life, !• 
cast a hurried glance out to sea upon, 
the ship that was fast fading away 
in the distance, and paused to reflect 
for a moment upon the life I had 
left behind me. And then for per- 
haps thirty seconds I would have 
felt fully as comfortable back stroll- 
ing down the ravine with my hands 
in my pockets, whistling, "Normal, 
We Sing Thy Praises." 


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MACOMB, ILL., FEB.8 , 1912. 




A Straw Ballot Is Cast to Deter- 
mine the School's Choice 
for President. 

At the request of Eureka College a 
straw ballot was taken last Tuesday at 
chapel, to find out the presidential pre- 
ference of the students and faculty. 
Similar ballots are being taken at all 
the colleges and normal schools in the 
state. No electioneering was dene, 
so the vote is a fair expression of such 
conditions as exist. 

First Choice 

men women total 

Roosevelt 60 73 133 

La Follette 19 35 54 

Taft 10 22 32 

Wilson 23 5 

Clark 1 1 2 
Second Choice 

La Follette 26 40 66 

Roosevelt 13 30 43 

Taft 26 20 46 

Wilson 16 20 36 

Clark 5 12 17 

Folk 3 3 

Cummins I 3 4 

Harrison 1 I 

First Choice 

men women total 

Wilson 30 28 58 

Clark 12 17 29 

Roosevelt 49 13 

La Follette 44 6 

Bryan 24 6 

Taft 2 2 
Second Choice 

Wilson 10 19 29 

Clark 12 16 28 

Roosevelt 5 11 16 

Bryan 1 6 7 

La Follette 10 4 14 

Folk 24 6 

Harmon 32 5 

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Boys' Basket Ball Team Loses to 

Abingdon. — Girls Play a 

Game with Hedding. 

The basketball team went to Abing- 
don last Friday night, hoping to defeat 
the High School team of that city but 
came home without any show of 
scalps dangling at its belt. They met 
the enemy on the Hedding College 
floor and lost to the fast Abingdon 
players 57 to 14. The strange sur- 
roundings made defeat more likely but 
the boys admit that they were out- 

The game was not lost thru any 
shirking, because every Normal player 
worked and womed hard. The team 
is not discouraged and will work hard 
to win from Carthage Colleg* to- 
morrow evening at Carthage. Surely 
few athletic teams have as much for- 
titude as our team does. They play not 
for the vain glory of winning but for 
the real enjoyment and benefit the 
game gives. Altho they will not be re- 
membered as a team from the stand 
point of victories they will have re- 
ceived the good that the game offers. 
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Miss Nina Spicer Wins First Place 

with "How the Old Hoss 

Won the Race". 

The final Class Declamatory Con- 
test was held Friday night in the 
auditorium. The program was open- 
ed with a selection by the orchestra. 
The first reader was Miss Nina Wal- 
ters of the ninth grade, who read 
"The Traitor's Deathbed." Her se- 
lection was good and her interpreta- 
tion was also first-class. Consider- 
ing that she was the youngest among 
the contestants, her work deserves 
much favorable comment. 

The Country School Training 
Class was represented by Miss Nina 
Spicer. She read "How the Old Hoss 
Won the Race," by Oliver Wendell 
Holmes, very satisfactorily, and won 
the decision of the Judges for first 

Miss Nell Brinton of the junior 
class gave "Nancy's Cinderella." Her 
work was pleasing and found much 
favor with the audience. 

The eleventh grade was represent- 
ed by Miss Ethel Lucas. She read a 
very amusing selection entitled, 
"Making an Orator. 

Miss Sarah Stocking represented 
the twelfth grade and won second 
place with Riley's poem, "Knee Deep 
in June." 

The tenth grade was represented 
by Miss Grace Wilson, who read 
"Connor," a little sketch of Irish pa- 
thos. Her Interpretation was good 
and her manner pleasing. 

The judges gave Miss Spicer first 
place and Miss Stocking second place, 
although there was a difference of 
only 1.7 per cent in the marking, 
Miss Brinton received third. This 
means that Miss Spicer won one 
point for the country school class In 
the inter-class contest in declama- 
tion, oratory, essay, debate, and mu- 
sic. Class finals in the four remain- 
ing features of the contest will be 
held later. The class receiving the 
most points will be presented with a 
picture by the Oratorical Association. 

A very interesting feature of the 
program Friday night was the ora- 
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V»l. IX Thur. Feb. 8, 19 1 2. No. 25 

RESS OF MARCH 3. 1879 

Board of Managers. 

Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Allely 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platoniaii Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Offido Mr. McGilvrey 


Business Manager .. ..C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

George Salisbury 


Yearly Subicrlption 50c 

Single Copies Be 

Advertising Rates — One Insertion: 

Per Line 5c 

Per Inch 25e 


Faculty members are peculiar crea- 
tures somewhat resembling ordinary 
people. They are supposed to be 
great leaders and models for the child- 
ren of the school. In order to under- 
stand us better, they meet once per 
week to find out all they can about 
our meanness. Sometimes they think 
they know all about our bad tricks but 
are generally mistaken. They are sup- 
posed to know how much we smoke 
and where we spend our evenings, but, 
thank heaven, information is quite 
scarce on these subjects. 

A faculty member is also supposed 
to act dignified in the presence of his 
subjects. He should not smoke, chew 
swear, or use bad grammar in our pre- 
sence because we know enough "de- 
viltry" already. Faculty members 
should set a good exanple of politeness 
to the boys and girls. The men should 
tip their hats to the ladies when it is 
not too cold or when they are not too 
bald headed, so we will "catch on" 

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and do likewise. The ladies should 
lead the fashions for the benefit of the 
girls. Any new departure in clothes 
should be worn by the facu'ty ladies 
so the Dean can see if they are fit 
for the girls to wear. 

Faculty members are also supposed 
to teach on some occasions, Inciden- 
tally they are supposed to substitute 
history, literature, geography, music 
and science for baseball, football, prize- 
fighting and other kindred sports in the 
brain of wayward lads and inspire them 
to be great souls. 

The happiest tlvng a faculty mem- 
ber has to do is to sign the pay roll 
which he does upon the first invitation. 
When the check is received he thinks 
how large a pile it would make in pen- 
nies, compares itv/iththe pile he spent 
at the college and university, and 
then prays to be allowed to live long 
enough to get out of debt. 


Doctor Nathaniel Butler of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago visited the school 
Wednesday of last week. His busi- 
ness was to investigate the Normal 
Academy which is preliminary to its 
appearance on the University of 
Chicago special list of secondary 
schools. Doctor Butler spoke in 
Chapel and explained the purpose of 
his visit. 

The Chicago University, while it 
accepts students from any High School 
or Acedemy accredited by the North 
Central Association of Colleges and 
Universities has special requirement 
for admission to a private group. 
Schools in this class receive some con- 
cessions from the University that other 
schools do not. The speaker mention- 
ed only one, which was the reduced tui- 
tion fees to teachers in these schools 
who attend the University during the 

Besides his remarks explaining his 
visit he gave some very sound thought 
on the whole problem of education. 
The three chief values of education 
were discussed in terms that the 
youngest student could comprehend. 

Mr. Ross NSchi frcm 

the W. I. S. N. S. Acaderr.y last year 
and teaches this year in Perry ill. 
Hs has complete charge cf thirtj 
pils in the seventh and e' grades 
and teaches four subjects in the 
school. In a letter to Mr Hurih he 
enclosed seme composition work i 
by one of his pupils. This pupil finish- 
ed her composition which she called 
"A Pleasure Trip" with the following 
little poem. 

Up hill, down hi!, 

Over rock and rills 

Thru water we made our way, 

On an afternoon of an autumn day. 

Rocks we found of various shapes, 
^nd a vine of almost withered wild 

Persimmons and black-haws, they too 

we found, 
But they unfortunately were on a high 


And then we moved homeward as 

tired as could be. 
And dirty too, as everyone could see, 
But each one satisfied with what he 

had done, 
We all could prove we had lots of 


Edna Lipcaman 



In growing a mustache many manly 
qualities are made apparent. The 
growth of the beard is by far the most 
important quality which distinguishes 
a man from a boy. It has always been 
the loyal purpose of this school to in- 
troduce and support any contest which 
will promote manly qualities. There- 
fore it is the desire of the mustache 
club that a kindred feeling should exist 
between us and the advocator of other 
manly practices. True enough there 
are many styles and designs, but vari- 
ety is one thing which makes "art" 
pleasing Your reason will easily con- 

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rince you that the "Utile mustache'; is 
armore sanitary than the fake hair, 
•ats, ect., which find tenement in the 
jolden locksof our women admirers(?) 
At present we're not obliged to pur- 
:hase mustache cups, but we're com- 

One cf the "Club". 


(Continued from page 97) 
tion on "Capital and Labor," by Mr. 
Vernon M. Welsh of Knox College. 
Mr. Welsh has won the contest in 
oratory among the small colleges in 
the state, and will represent Illinois 
In an inter-state contest to be held 
In St. Paul, Minnesota, sometime 
soon. Mr. Welsh pleased his hearers 
with his well-framed thought, his 
Ease of delivery, and his earnestness. 
A. synopsis of his oration cannot be 
given here, but his central theme 
was the strife between employer and 
employee, caused by envy, greed, and 
jealousy. He consented to speak 
here at that time for the experience 
he would gain by appearing before a 
Btrange audience, and the audience 
was also fortunate in having the op- 
portunity to hear an orator of that 


(Continued from page 97) 

First Choice: 


7 8 

3 4 7 

3 3 

1 1 

La Follette 

Second Choice 

Roosevelt 24 6 

La Follette 24 6 

Wilson 2 2 

Clark 2 2 

Folk 1 1 

Taft 1 1 

Bryan I 1 

About a dozen boys took a four mile 
walk a few Sundays ago and it was so 
well enjoyed that they decided to make 
it a weekly occurrence. Others were 
invited to join the company and Coach 
Walrath has consented to act as guide. 
This will serve as preliminary training 
for the base-ball and track teams. 


The Central State Y. M. and Y. W. 
C. A. missons conference was held at 
Monmouth Sa'urday and Sunday, Feb. 
3 and 4. The sessions were held in 
the Assembly Hall of Monmouth Col- 
lege which was very suitable for such a 
conference. About eightytwo dele- 
gates were in attendance from the var- 
ious colleges throughout this section 
of the state. Our own delegates were 
the Misses Ruth Cochran, Hildreth 
McFeeters, Florence Logan and 
Frances Reeder from the Y. W. C. A. 
and Mr. Theron Chaney from the Y. 
M. C. A. All agreed that the sessions 
v/ere very helpful and instructive. 

On the program were missionaries 
from South America, India, and China 
whose addresses were very interesing 
and helpful. 

The hospitality of the students and 
citizens could not easily be excelled. 
A tour of inspection v/as taken through 
the various buildings Saturday after- 
noon and later a delightful program 
was given by the musical talent of the 


Five members of the German Club 
under the direction of Miss Olson gave 
the play "Rotkappchen" in German at 
the Chapel period Monday. The child- 
ren from the grades occuppied the front 
seats and it was mostly on their ac- 
count that the play was given. 

The same people gave this play at 
the German Club meeting just before 
Christmas and it so pleased the audi- 
ence that there was a demand for its 

Miss Grace Cordell took the part of 
"Die Mutter" and Miss Sarah Stock- 
ing the part of "Rotkappchen." Miss 
Susie Mitchell acted "Die alte Grosz- 
mutter" to whom little "Rotkappchen" 
brought the wine and cake. Alfred 
Sorensen, dressed in a fur coat over- 
topped with a grey wolf hide, and on 
all fours, made a realistic wolf. 
George Mapes in a Hunter's costume, 
armed with knife and shotgun took the 
part of "Der Jager". 

The small children were very much 
amused by the clever performance 

and judging from the applause, the 
older students also enjoyed it. 


(Continued from page 97) 
The Normal girls basket ball team 
met their first defeat last Thursday 
night in a lively and exciting game 
with the girls from Hedding College. 
The two preceding victories, one over 
Hedding and the other over Carthage 
made this defeat seem bitter. 

The contest was spirited from the 
very first and the home team received 
the first basket, but at the close of the 
first quarter, Hedding had 15 points 
to its credit while Normal had only 7. 
The second quarter closed with the 
score in favor of the home team 10 
to 16. The third period was hotly 
played but the visitors speeded up and 
closed with the score standing 17 to 
17. In the last quarter the scorestood 
19 to 19 untill near the close. One 
Hedding forward threw a field basket 
and won the game. 

Excellent playing was common with 
both teams and no one person could be 
called a star because all played with 
zeal and skill. The lineup follows, 

Forwards, Garett, Weber. 
Centers, Leigh, Henry. 
Guards, McClure, Hedstrom. 

Forwards, Darke, Cordell, Terrill, 

Centers, Brinton, Robertson. 
Guards, Welborn, Stinson.Cordell. 
Score: Hedding 21, Normal 19. 

The girls of the basket ball team 
entertained the visiting team from 
Hedding College after the game. 
Eight young ladies from the college, 
the chaperone and the ladies of 
the Normal team with Miss Lamkin 
sat at a very delightful little feast in 
the Domestic Science room. The 
following menu was served; Scalloped 
oysters, pickles, graham sandwiches, 
fruit salad, wafers and cake. 

Home-Coming next Friday a week. 

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The County Superintendents of 
Schools in the surrounding territory 
will meet in a conference here February 
15 and 16. The following are superin- 
tendents and the counties from which 
they come : John H. Steiner, Adams; 
Fanny R.Harker, Alexander; C.W. Sel- 
lars, Brown; S.J.bibley, Calhoun: Hen- 
ry Jacobs, Cass; M.M.CooK, Fulton; 
S.D.Faris, Hancock; Mrs Delia 
Yeomans, Henderson; A.L.Odenweller, 
Henry; J.W. Roberts, Jersey; W. F. 
Boyes, Knox;B.E. Decker, McDonough; 
C.L.Gregory, Mercer; S.J.Ferguson, 
Rock Island; G.R.Hermetet, Schuy- 
ler; J. D.Regan, Warren. 

The following letter will explain the 
Conference more in detail. 

We shall hold a conference of coun- 
ty superintendents at Macomb, begin- 
uing Thursday afternoon, February 
15th, and continuing until Friday 
noon, February 16th. The program 
is as follows: 

Thursday afternoon, 1 :30 oclock. 

Round Table Conference: Sub- 
jects discussed: (l) Superior school 
diploma, (2) Improvement in village 
schools, (3) Direction of teachers' and 
pupils' reading by the county superinten- 
dent, (4) Co-operating with and direc- 
ting the school directors. 

Thursday evening, 8:00 o'clock. 

Program in charge of the Principal 
of the School. General Topic— Prep- 
aration of the teacher. Other talks 
by members of the faculty and county 
Friday morning, 9:00 to 12:00 o'clock. 

Observation and discussion of illus- 
trated lessons in reading taught by 
critic teachers in the training Depart- 

We shall send out invitations invit- 
ing the county superintendents to the 
meeting. You may do whatever you 
wish to along the line of additional in- 

Yours Sincerely, 
F. G. Blair 


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Miss Davis entertained the people 
who present "As You Like It" in the 
Domestic Science dining room last 
Tuesday evening a week ago. After the 
dining was completed a full rehearsal 
was given. The menu was: biscuits, 
baked potatoes, veal loaf, oyster dress- 
ing, peaches, cake and coffee. 

A Brass Quartet composed of Will 
Jeffries, George Jeffries, Harlow 
Wyne and Lloyd Smith, promises to 
be quite a musical combination. 

The basket ball team plays 
Carthage College to-mcrrow night. 


The Contestants in the Final De- 
clamatory Contest received a handsome 
gold pin from the Oratorical Associa- 
tion in recognition of their work. 

Several fine articles have been made 
on the turning lathes this last week. 
Ralph Stickle, Roscoe Rost and Rus- 
sell Browning have been getting good 
results from the use of walnut wood. 

Mr. Hursh spoke at the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting last week on the "Building of 
Character". Music was given by 
the male quartet and by Mr. Leach. 

Our Y. M. C. A. Gospel Team will 
conduct the services at the first Meth- 
odist church next Sunday evening. 

Would the readers of this paper be 
interested in a special Agriculture 
Number sometime before June? 

Plans are silently taking form for 
the out-door theater. Probably it will 
be well under way by the beginning of 
Summer School. It may be ready for 
the special celebration of Independence 

Mr. Bassett has been experiment- 
ing with a Faucalts Pendulum for 
for some time. He suspended the 
twelve-pound shot by a forty or fifty- 
foot wire in the fire escape, but ow- 
ing to the disturbance by curious 
people, the results have not been 
satisfactory. This work is being 
done for the benefit of his physics 
classes and the classes in advance 

'1 h< : 11 tith gra 'fers are rt 
of their basketball team. 'J 
won every game so far and 
fident of winning tbe 
tests. Last Friday night tin 
team was defeated by them 
store of 12 to 10. Although Lha 
Normal boys were much older, thei 
have had little experience thi.-; aea- 
sun. The nines are a jirom.'sin^ 
£ioup and will make a strong la^ej 
for the championship. 

The (ighth grade completed the 
study of Julius Caesar last week, and 
held a debate on the question: Re-' 
solved, That Brutus was justified in 
killing Caesar. Some good argu- 
ments were given by both negative 
and affirmative, but the judges gave 
their decision in favor of the nega- 

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Oliver Morton Dickerson, Ph. D. 
Is the Author of a New Col- 
lege Reference Book 

The Arthur H. Clark Company, 
publishers, of Cleveland, Ohio is adver- 
tising a book on history fresh from the 
press. The title is "American Colonial 
Government" from 1696- 1765. It is 
a study of the British Board of Trade 
in its relation to the American Colo- 
nies, Political, Industrial, and Admin- 
istrative, and the author is Oliver Mor- 
ton Dickerson, Ph. D. 

The volume is bound in rich brown 
cloth, is printed on Alexandra hand 
made paper in large clear type. It 
contains about four hundred pages, 
with a complete analytical index and 
facimiles of manuscripts This edition 
is limited and sells at $4.00 net. 

Mr. Dickerson has been engaged in 
gathering material and writing for sev- 
eral years. He made an exhaustive 
study of all sources this side of the 
Atlantic while attending the university 
and in 1908 he went to England where 
he delved into the records con- 
nected with the early colonial gov- 
ernment. The fact that his material is 
drawn from original sources makes 
this book of great value to students in 
the more advanced courses. 

The volume will be used as a college 
reference and it is "the first adequate 
attempt to lay bare the workings of 
the British Colonial office (the Board 
of Trade) during the most important 
period of our colonial life," say the 
publishers. In explaining the work 
further the company quotes, "There 
are few studies more fascinating than 
the account of this gradual subversion 
of the colonial constitution and tie 
substitution in its place of a govern- 
ment that could be controlled inds- 
pendent of the mother country. On 
account of the steady evolution which 
was taking place, no period affords a 



This Is Just a Dream and Miss 

Davis Dreamed It. - "Dobby" 

the Leading Dream Man. 

The play has stirred up so much 
interest that people are dreaming about 
it. Miss Davis says she always dreams 
about the annual play but the dream 
of "As You Like It" was the most ex- 
aspera'ing she ever did dream. This 
is what the God of dreams told her. 
A full house was waiting for the 
opening scene but no actors appeared. 
After they did appear, however, she 
found her make up box to contain noth- 
ing but one piece of white grease paint 
so she "made up" the whole cast in 
white, eyes and all. The curtain rose 
and things progressed beautifully until 
the time arrived for Duke Frederick 
(Dobson) to make his grand entry. 
Dobson was nowhere near the stage. 
Finally a faint whistle was heard down 
the east corridor. A search was be- 
gun and the wayward "Dobby" was 
found strolling at ease with his hands 
in his pockets whistling like a real live 
French Duke. Miss Davis doesn't know 
how the play ended for at this point she 
was awakened by the crowing of her 
pet chicken. 

At the last meeting of the State 
Teachers Association Ralph Eyman 
was appointed a member of the Exec- 
utive Committee of the Country 
Teachers Section of the Illinois State 
Teacher's Association. 

better opportunity than this to study 
British colonial administration in 
action, nor is the study of any other 
period likely to throw more light upon 
the development of political institutions 
which are peculiarly American." 

The book is a contribution to our 
knowledge of a comparatively unknown 
period in our national development. 
The school is glad that it can claim 
the contributor. 




Extraordinary Demand for Seats 
Makes It Necessary to Re- 
peat the Play. 

Owing to the extraordinary demand 
for seats for the play, the management 
decided to give the play again Saturday 
evening. The seats for Friday even- 
ing sold very readily and many people 
of the city were unable to secure any. 

Phis second preformance will afford 
an opportunity for those living in the 
surrounding country to see the play. 

Quite a bulk of advertising matter 
is being printed and an effort will be 
made to sell every seat fcr the second 

Dr. Davidson, Rector of the Episco- 
pal Church in this city, spoke on the 
"Responsibility for conduct and moral 
education" at the regular Y. M. C. A. 
meeting Tuesday evening. Those who 
were present were much pleased by 
his talk and also by his congenial per- 

The German club met in the Do- 
mestic Science Room last Tuesday 
evening. Altho but a small fraction of 
the membership was present a good 
and profitable evening was spent. 
After the informal program light re- 
freshments were served. 

Maybe the Courier ought not to care, 
but we do wonder whom the Board of 
Trustees will the elect as principal. 
Several well known educators are 
among the applicants. 

The twenty or twenty-five county 
superintendents who will be present 
tomorrow for the conference will be 
given a banquet by the Normal 
School faculty this evening, after 
which the program of the evening will 
te given. The faculty members are 
anticipating a very interesting and 
r .ofitabale evening with their visiters. 


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Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

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About a century ago, two babes were 
born that were to emancipate the op- 
pressed. One was to be at the helm 
of the greatest nation of the world, 
one was to test man's last govern- 
mental experiment. 

Thru clamor and strife the great 
mind of one maintained a godlike poise 
and his heart a childlike tenderness. 
The ether great emancipator wan- 
dered along the streets and alleys of 
London. His keen eye saw every con- 
ceivable type of personality and his 
magic pen transmitted it to the printed 
page. On that side of the Atlantic the 
whites were ground into the dust, on 
this side the blacks felt the lash of ser- 
vitude.. Now they both are free, as 
the term goes; all in one century, and 
two men deserve the praise. 

Athletics are primarily to keep 
students from dying of the dry 
rot. Books were formerly such great 
attractions that athletics were organ- 

Tm. Western Courier 

ized to counteract the poison. The aim 
was first to keep a man's pi 
being in good order and yet allow him 
time to develop mentally. Mow the 
principal aim of athletics is to keep 
the physique in first class order, allow- 
ing a few minutes for books. In order 
to get people to engage in athletics it 
was necessary to invent some games 
in which one side won and the other 
side lost. 

Nov/ it has come to the point where 
winning is the sole end in view, and 
with this end in view big men are en- 
couraged to attend school so the school 
may have a winning team. Once in 
the school, the big man is fed and 
groomed like a race horse. Doctors 
examine hir heart, his muscles, and 
his wind but over look his brains. He 
resolves to quit cigarettes and booze 
during the season and after about 
twenty attempts sails thru the last 
game covered with glory. The next 
day he breaks training and lives happy 
ever after. See him on the street 
and you are puzzled to know whether 
he is human or a cross between a 
fighting cock and a bull dog. 


Thursday, February 8, at 6 p. m., a 
banquet was given In honor of Miss 
Nina Spicer who won first place in the 
final class declamatory contest held 
February 2nd. The Country School 
Training Class took this means of 
showing their appreciation of her work 

Besides the guests of honor, Miss 
Grote, Miss Davis and Mr. Bassett, 
there were about fifty present. 

Mr. Hillyer, the class president, 
acted as toastmaster and quite a num- 
ber were called on for short toasts; 
among the number were Miss Grote, 
Mr. Hamm, MissWitham, Miss Har- 
mon, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Waymack and 
Mr. Bassett. Miss Pearl Knox gave 
a few musical selections and Miss 
Spicer was called on and gave a 
delightful reading. 

After the sumptous dinner and the 
entertaining program, the banqueters 
withdrew to iheir studies each wishing 
Miss Spicer the height of success. 


ma ie for the observance of the Na1 

lay at the Normal School. The 

that have been proj 
r cal Pageant, 
omethingvery .' 

band, and a 
T - idea is to take the Ie 

ity toward improving the 
m thod of Fourth of July celebrations 
Th/2 committies appointed to conduct 
th irk are: Pageant -Mr. Dickerson, 
Miss Lamkin, MissBuckner, and Miss 
C tin. Picnic - Miss Colby. 
Grcie, and Mr. Ginnings. Fireworks! 
Mr. Hursh, Mr. Johnson, and Miss 
C Bard and Chorus - Miss 

Shi nekand Mr. McGilvrey. Finance 
Messrs. Keefer, Johnson, and Drake. 

Our Y. M. C. A. Gospel Team which 
he'd ouch profitable meetings at Table 
Grove during the holidays gained furthur 
fame last Sunday evening. They were 
given full charge cf the services at the 
M. E. Church down town. Quite a 
large crowd heard the address given 
by Ralph Bishop, captain of the team,! 
and also enjoyed the music furnished 
by the Y. M. C. A. quartet. The 
members of the team are Sorensen, 
Salisbury, Jeffries, Bishop, and Leach. 

By request of State Superintendent 
Blair, the regular critic teachers will 
present a series of lessons in Reading 
for the observation of the visiting County 
Superintendents Friday forenoon. The 
plan is to have these lessons discussed 
by the County Superintendents and 
critic teachers in the afternoon. Snch 
discussion should prove both helpful 
and interesting. 

Last Thursday morning the time 
was taken by a Russian musical 
program. Mrs. Hursh and Mrs. Johnson 
gave two piano numbers from Russian 
composers. Two numbers were also 
rendered by the Nevin quartet, and a 
solo by Miss Shamel. All the music 
was characteristic of Russian compos- 

Monday the time was given to pa- ; 
triotic music celebrating Lincoln's 

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If >ou wish to toe any of th sc e - 
r-i lass i h im] lonsbip bas- 
: nt hi aa appe rani e 
: the N< i 3 an on Tu -- 

ny. Wednesday or Friday al er- 
gons at t'o' r o'clock, either t'-i- 
eek or next. The tournament has 
i, in - i- 
p-s ot the first team have b< en w< n- 
fering whether they who not miss- 
.1 t fun by i laying on the 
team and ; ; 
rrred from the inter-class meets. 
t is evident that the first squad has 
altered from lack of practice due to 
icse same interesting class 
tat few seem to have regretted the 
frasion of first team "rights," even 
mr-ng that number who most as- 
iime the responsibility for defe its 
rid victories in contests with other 

Features of the tournament most 
itkeable to an "insider" are: (1) 
he rate of improvement in that team 
hi< h the country training class 
■rned lcose among the contestants 
or honors; (2) the growing senti- 
lent of fair play among all, and the 
nthusiasm of the class units in sup 
ort of the respective teams; (3) 
he spurt of the freshmen who have 
o far lost 'nary a game," and (4) 
he development of well-matched 
earns which result in four of the 
earns being rated close seconds in 
be tournament up to date. Consid- 
ring the slight opportunity for prac- 
ice given each class, each "five" is 
laying very good ball. In order to 
ncourage visitors, the boys have 
>een selling transferable tickets for 
cents, good for admission to five 
ames. As a result our gymnasium 
allery is usually well occupied on 
he tournament afternoons. We want 
11 townspeople to see us at work 
>ut here. There will be two games 
m Tuesday, two on Wednesday, two 
m Friday of this week. Come then! 

The "As You Like It" seat sale 
ipened down town about eight o'clock 
Saturday. A line was formed soon 
ind the beard was cleared rapidly. 
W noon but 139 tickets remained. 
M night there were only 50 and some 
ime later practically all were gone. 

Some people must be expecting. 
ts up to the class to please the audi- 



Wilbur O. Pendarvis Tells of His 

Little Visit to 1 hid Land 
of Beauty. 

No land that the tourist visits 
leaved a more favorable impression 
upon him than the Hawaiian Islands, 
end no day of my trip from .Ma- 
te nib to Manila was more interesting 
than the one spent in Honolulu. 
Most ol us have paid but little at- 
tention to this island group. We 
perhaps have a faint recollection of 
the r appearance on the map, 
marktd as the SandwicJi or Hawaiian 
Islands, we remember something of 
the political agitation at the time oi 
their annexation to the United Staes 
in 189 8, and in a vague sort of way 
we realize that they are now a part. 
Oi our own country; but even at the 
most, we consider them only a speck 
in the Pacific, scarcely worthy of our 

This attitude is at least a complete 
if not a serious mistake. From the 
time of their discovery by Captain 
Cook in 1798, they have gradually 
increased in importance and at the 
present time they are rapidly assum- 
ing a place of no inconsiderable sig- 
nificance in the affairs of the world. 

The islands are the tops of a por- 
tion of a vast submerged mountain 
chain, projecting above the water. 
The inhabited islands of the group 
are eight in number with a combined 
area of about six and one-half thou- 
sand square miles. Their formation 
is fundamentally volcanic and coral, 
but ages of erosion and centuries of 
tropical vegetative growth have 
formed valleys and plains, and 
clothed them with a soil of the 
greatest fertility. The climate is 
oceanic and semi-tropical, which is 
as nearly ideal in all respects as it is 
possible to find. During the entire 
year the weather is about like Illi- 
nois weather in May. Frost and 
intense heat are alike unknown. 
They lie in the belt of the northeast 
trade winds, which constantly bring 
a gentle and refreshing breeze across 
the billows from the cooler altitude 
of the snow-capped Rockies. Rain 
falls chiefly in frequent showers, and 
destructive storms are entirely un- 
known. During nearly every fore- 
noon in Honolulu you can look up 
into the hills back of the city and 
see brisk showers chasing one an- 
other over the green slopes, while 

scattering dropB come sparkling 
through the dear sky down into 
the city, giving rise to the local ex- 
pression of "liquid sunshine." 

The nati\e Hawailans, who com- 
prise about three-fourth of the popu- 
lation of the islands, are a race p - 
culiar to themselves. Their origin 
is unknown, but they ;n-e doubtless 
of Malay extraction. Thej arc large 
of stature, strong, robust, and mus- 
cular: yet they arc peaceable and 
kind, and "aliola," or welcome, is 
their watchword. They are all great 
lovers of music and many of them 
are quite highly talented along this 
line. They have a history quite as 
interesting as any of the larger na- 
tions. Their modern history begins 
with the great struggle waged by 
Kamehameha the Great, whereby he 
brought the islands under a single 
government, placed himself at their 
head as king, and earned the oft 
applied title of "The Napoleon of the 

The dynasty thus established de- 
scends in unbroken succession until 
the recent revolution brought about 
by the interests of the white man, 
which wrested the throne from 
Queen I.iliuokalani and led to 
annexation to the United States. 

The earliest known industry of 
the islands was the collection and 
exportation of sandalwood. This 
was followed by whaling, but during 
the days of the gold fever in Califor- 
nia the natives developed a lucrative 
trade by supplying the miners with 
produce. From this small beginning 
has followed the extensive spread of 
agriculture which today forms the 
one great occupation of the people. 
Sugar producing here has reached a 
scientific development that is unsur- 
passed, large quantities of rice are 
produced, and extensive plantations 
of pineapples, bananas, oranges, 
lemons, and other tropical fruits cov- 
er the islands. 

Honolulu is a hustling little city 
of some fifty thousand inhabitants, 
about one-third of whom are Amer- 
icans. There are also many Chinese, 
Japanese and Portuguese. Its busi- 
ness streets are narrow and some- 
what crooked, but its parks and 
modern residence districts are un- 
surpassed in beauty. There are sev- 
eral places of special interest to the 
traveler. Among these are the leg- 
islative building, formerly the royal 
palace, the statute of Kamehameha, 
an aquarium containing a splendid 
collection of tropical sea fishes, and 
an endowed museum containing the 
world's greatest ethnological collec- 

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tion from the islands of the South 
Pacific. Here may be teen every- 
thing, from the wooden vats in 
which the South Sea Islanders used 
to boil unfortunate explorers bj 
dropping hot stones into the watar 
■ i.i them, to the bola, the constant 
cor. pan:< i aaJ all :n a'i cf the mod- 
em Filipino. 

A short distance to the east of the 
C'b is the famous Waui.iki Eeach, 
noted for its surf riding, a sport that 
I did not have time to try. A lit- 
tle farther to the east is Diamond 
Head, a high promontory jutting out 
into the sea, behind which is located 
the military post, Fort Shafter, and 
the batteries that guard the city. 

After visiting the main part of the 
city a group of us took an automo- 
bile tour out through the parks and 
suburbs into the country and up into 
the mountains. We passed the pa- 
latial residences of many of Hono- 
lulu's millionaire families, whose 
people first came to the islands as 
missionaries, but won wealth as well 
as converts. We saw several of their 
excellent secondary and technical 
schools and the splendid Oahu Col- 
lege, whose extensive campus, in its 
gorgeous beauty, would make that of 
the State Normal at Macomb seem 
rather modest. Rice fields, banana 
farms, orange orchards, and sugar 
plantations were on either side. Na- 
tive farmers were busy at work, 
some toiling by hand, come working 
caraboas, and some using more mod- 
ern methods. We met many of the 
native women by the wayside, 
dressed in their characteristic hula- 
ku, carrying bundles on their heads, 
and peacefully smoking their cigar- 
ettes, a habit that they proudly 
claim to have learned from Mrs. 
Alice Longworth, who spent her 
honeymoon here. Cocoanut palms 
with their tall slender trunks and 
tufted tops, laden with growing 
fruit, lifted their heads here and 
there among the scenes of tropical 
splendor; while royal palms and 
beautiful blossoming trees crowded 
the roadway. Bright-hued birds 
sang in rich, warbling notes, and 
the air, cool and refreshing, was 
filled with the delicate perfume of 
countless seen and unseen blossoms. 
We ascended the mountains through 
a forest of Eucalyptus and Austra- 
lian Ironwood, and entered the 
"Punch Bowl," an extinct volcanic 
crater where we stood gazing down 
upon the bustling city, the sparkling 
sea and the ships riding In the har- 

As I stood there I could fully real- 


lze and appreciate the feeling of 
Mark Twain when he said of Ha- 
waii: "No alien land in all the world 
has any deep, strong (.harm for me 
but that one; no other land could 
so longingly and beseechingly haunt 
me, sleeping and waking, thn 
more than half a lifetime, as this 
one has done. Other things leave 
r> e, but it abides. Fur cie its balmy 
airs are always b'ooming, it3 sum- 
mer seas flashing in the sun; the 
pulsing of its surf beat is in my ear; 
I can see its garlanded crags, it3 
leaping cascades, its plumy palms 
drowsing by the shore; its remote 
summits floating like islands above 
the cloud -i(k; I can r etl the s; irit 
of its woodland solitudes; I can hear 
the plash of its brooks; in my nos- 
trils still lives the breath of flowers 
that perished twenty years ago." 

Keep your eye on Hawaii. If you 
are looking for the most ideal land 
in all the world for a vacation trip or 
a honeymoon, keep both eyes on her. 
As I stood in their legislative hall 
they were busy recording a motion 
asking for statehood. The Hawaiian 
Islands are the strategic point of 
the Pacific. They are at the cross- 
roads of all the grent steamship 
routes. The opening of the Panama 
Canal in the near future will add to 
their importance. A few miles to 
the west of Honolulu, gigantic steam 
dredges are now busy clearing out 
the channel into the Pearl locks, and 
preparing them for the world's 
greatest naval station. Here will be 
held in reserve the power that will 
sway the Pacific; from here the stars 
and stripes will rule the waves that 
wash the shores of thirty thousand 
miles of coast line; here is being 
laid the corner stone of a greater 
power and influence than any that 
America has yet known. 


During the past week fireman Scott 
took the place of engineer Smith who 
was unable to be on duty. Mr. Scott 
did the firing at night during the cold 
spell a few weeks ago. So the fact 
that the building was good and warm 
when we got here in the morning was 
due to his efforts. 

Miss Shame! has selected a chorus 
of fifty or more voices to assist in the 
dedication of the new organ. She is 
making arrangments for the dedication 
to take place Easter Sunday if the 
organ is installed by that time. A very 

elaborate pi'.gram will be given. 

Not as much interest is being taken 
in the Contest fcr High Schcol : 
a., was anticipated. "The Per 
from Dallas City and "Trie Per, 
from Canton are the only ones entered 
in the Weekly division. The Ha a 
"Maroon and White" is alone in the 
Mcnthly division and "The Rapid 
fr >m Sioux Rapids, Iowa is the 
publication entered in the semi-monthly 
class. If no further entries are made 
in the last two classes before next week 
the contest will be dropped so far as 
those classes are concerned. 

If eggs are worth 50 cents per dozen 
hew much is Hoxworth? 

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vVith Superintendent Blair Ob- 
serve a Series of Model Les- 
sons in the Training School. 

Friday forenoon, Feb. 16. Supt. B!air 
vith a number of County Superintend- 
ents spent several hours in observing 
:he work of the various grades in the 

According to his previous request, 
a series of model lessons in reading 
tiad been arranged, to show the pro- 
gressive steps in teaching the subject, 
and the growth in power from year to 

The first grade were taught a new 
lesson to show how new words were 
presented to them and to illustrate the 
methods by which they were led to see 
a sentence as a whole, and to become 
able to hold a sentence in thought 
vhi'e giving it expression. A word 
drill followed in which games were 
jsed to show how word forms are fixed 
in memory and rendered automatic in 
recognition. The class finally read a 
iamiliar selection to show their pcwar 
with the printed page. 

The second grade gave a rapid 
phonic drill by means of cards and 
blackboard in which various initia 4 
letters were associated with given 
phonograms. It was shown to be a 
method of helping children to master 

The third grade read a prepared 
lesson and prepared a new one in order 
to show power in reading and methods 
of study. 

The fourth grade gave pure 
sight reading as an illustration of what 
can be dene in that grade in reading 

The fifth grade gave the same kind 
of work as the third, choosing heavy 
material for the work as an illustration 
of what children can do when pushed 
by strong interest in the subject matter. 
(Continued on page 106) 






Miss Davis and the Cast Deserve 

Great Credit for the Excellent 

Presentation of the Play. 

A greater contrast can hardly be 
found than between the two plays 
of "As You Like It" and "Hamlet," 
and each must be estimated from an 
entirely different point of view. 
"Hamlet," with its searching char- 
acter study, complicated plot, and 
dramatic climaxes, is a play which 
reveals all the power of Shakespeare's 
genius and portrays in noble lan- 
guage the tragedy of a human soul. 
"As You Like It," on the contrary, 
takes us away from the problems of 
life to a land of pastoral beauty, re- 
mance, and gay humor. To be sure, 
all is not happiness in the forest of 
Arden, for the banished Duke and 
the exiled Orlando have each his 
share of misfortune, but the keynote 
of the play is a cheerful courage, 
which makes light of difficulties 
and turns hardship into p'leasure. 
Duke Senior, instead of regretting 
his life at court, finds 

"Books in the running brooks, 

Sermons in stones, and good in 

Rosalind spends little time in la- 

Albert Bushnell Hart Speaks on 
"Washington as a Lit- 
erary Man". 

The students, faculty, and friends 
of the school were afforded the oppor- 
tunity, Monday evening, to hear the 
greatest student of American History 
now living. Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart, 
of Harvard University. The Doctor 
is lecturing at Knox College at present, 
having been engaged for quite a period 
of time by several of the small colleges 
of this region, and it was thru the ac- 
quaintance between Mr. Dickerson and 
Dr. Hart that he was engaged to lec- 
ture here. 

His subject was "Washington As a 
Literary Man." Very few of the peo- 
ple in the audience had ever had oc- 
casion to become acquainted with 
Washington in that phase of his life. 
All know of the mythological Wash- 
ington and his cherry tree, and many 
know of his successes as a soldier and 
a statesman. Dr. Hart has, by un- 
earthing much of the personal corres- 
pondence of the first president, pre- 
pared a lecture that is interesting, 
amusing, and instructive as well. 

It would be quite impossible to give 
any analysis of the talk in these col- 
umns-suffice it to say that the large 
audience appreciated not only the lec- 
ture but the honor of hearing a man of 
Mr. Hart's ability. 

At the close of the lecture the 
members of the faculty and a few 
friends adjourned to the Domestic 
Science Room to entertain their guest. 

mentations; Orlando makes the best 
of a bad matter and refu s to grat- 
ify Jaques by railing "against our 
mistress the world," and even old 
Adam bears his exile from the home 
where he has faithfully served for 
three score years, with a cheerful 
fortitude. When added ;o this brave 
spirit are the sparkling fun of Rosa- 
(Continued on pagt 106) 


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Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Ailely 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapea 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma . . .Evelyn Wyne 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Ofticio Mr. McGilvrey 


Business Manager .. ..C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

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Humor is anything that will make a 
human being exercise his only truly 
human talent. Humor varies widely 
in species. Things that make some 
people laugh make others cry. A 
man's sense of humor is an index to 
his state of civilization. Monkeys do 
many humorous things but they learn- 
ed them for the most part by imitating 
their better educated brethern — hu- 

The things humans laugh at vary 
widely. At present the vaudeville is 
the most tickling sensation. Some 
folks read "Peck's Bad Boy" and laugh 
"sans intermission," but find no excuse 
to even smile while reading "Comedy 
of Errors." 

Savages laugh at cooked mission- 
aries. Uncultured people laugh at 
crude incongruities. Educated people 
laugh at the cute things children do. 
Students laugh at a fellow whose hair 
they have clipped, thus showing how 
low they are in the scale of civilization. 

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Professors and school teachers do not 
laugh at all. 

The Courier has been criticised for 
its dearth of humor. But how can the 
Courier be humorour? Educated peo- 
ple read it but it has no acquaintance 
with children. Students read it, but it 
has no hair to spare. Professors and 
school teachers read it, but they 
wouldn't laugh if it were all a joke. 
Suggestions please. 

In the publication contest, the judg- 
es, Miss Mabel L. Corbin, Miss 
Martha J. Hanna, and Mr. A. L. 
Walrath, have given the Canton Pen- 
nant first place and the Dallas City 
Perhaps second place. The same 
marking has been given for the first 
three weeks of the contest. The re- 
maining two numbers have not been 
judged as yet. 

All out for the Carthage - Normal 
basketball game to-morrow at 4 
o'clock. The boys are standing up 
bravely in the face of so many defeats. 
Show them you appreciate their grit by 
being present at the game. 

The Play Music under the direction 
of Miss Shamel was especially pleas- 
ing. The orchestra was re-enforced by 
four musicans from the city. Miss 
Dunsworth, Miss Brooking, Mrs. Hursh 
and Mrs. Johnson served at the pianos. 
Mr. Leroy Stocker played first violin, 
Mr. Jay Cook the flute, Mr. Homer 
Hoffman, the clarinet, and Mr. Keith 
Dawson, the drums. The vocal num- 
bers were given by a chorus of the 
boys in the cast and Mr. Paul Leach 
who sang the song written especially 
or "As Ycu Like It," "Blow, Blow, 
thou Wintry Wind." 

One hundred dollars plus a few dol- 
lars from other sources ought to get the 
outdoor amphitheater s*arted. 

Many who saw the play are remark- 
ing about the beauty of the stage and 
its neat arrangement. 

The new organ is the talk of the 


jied from p:.; ■ 

The eighth grade read " D: 
Green" ss an i!iu A - 

to rea'i so as to i 

"station of the thought of ±t 
poet. 0^;ng to lack of time the 
of the sixth and se 

At twelve o' ;io k the trs : ing 
teachers met the visitors ; t un h in 
the dming room where a ( 
the mornings w 

It seemed a consensus of opinion 
tha* the games for wor.l drill and the 
phonic work in the lower grades was 
the most valuable. 

Tne fact that the third grade did 
not wish to read a sentence until they 
understood it, and that they frar.k'y 
asked for help in such circumstances 
instead of simply calling words, was 
favorably commented on. 

Sight reading was approved as a 
part of class work but easy reading 
was recommended as an aid to confi- 

The selection from Heidi read by 
the fifth grade was questioned as to 
its difficulty and the advisability ot let- 
ting children of that age struggle so hard 
with subject matter as to lose all ease 
in expression. 

The question as to technical terms 
of the laws of expression in reading 
should be taught the eighth grade closed 
the discussion. Supt. Blair decidedly 
objected to the introduction of technic- 
al terms. 


(Continued from page 105) 
lind, and the quaint wit of Touch- 
stone, we have a combination which 
should put the audience into "a 
holiday humor." 

Such seemed to be the atmosphere 
which the "As You Like It" company 
created in their delightful presenta- 
tion of the play last Friday night, a | 
presentation which fully maintained 
the high standard of the former 
plays. For an amateur company the ( 
acting had a finish and artistic ef- 1 
feet which showed faithful work on 
the part of the actors and skilful 

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training bj the director, Miss Dm s. 
A particularly good feature was the 
nearness with which the lines were 
Spoken and which made it possible 
fur those near the back of the room 
to hen- distinctly, it la impossible 
in a brief space to speak of the work 
of all the characters. The minor 
on the whole very satis- 
factorily played and the evident en- 
;.! aud interest which each 
u showed in his part did much 
|oward making the play an artistic 

Mr. Mapes as Orlando, pleased his 
ce from the iir»c, where, in the 
altercation with Oliver, lie interpre- 
ted the part with great vigor and 
The excellent quality of his 
\oice and the clear rendering of his 
Hues were especially commendable 
throughout the play. The scene in 
which he accepts old Adam's offer 
of assistance was strongly given, 
while the disconsolate lover, half con- 
soled by the pretty Ganymede, was 
>ery artistically done. Mr. Mapes' 
previous experience helped to give his 
acting an ease and freedom from self- 
consciousness not always to be found 
in an amateur. 

Miss Wyne made a most charming 
Rosalind and interpreted the role 
with a finish and sureness of touch 
that won her much favor from the 
audience. While not as animated as 
Rosalind is sometimes conceived to 
be, Miss Wyne had a simple direct- 
ness and naturalness in her acting 
which rcade her a very delightful 
Ganymede. The forest scenes were 
particularly well done. As was true 
with all the cast, her work gained in 
finish and animation the second 

A very sparkling and loyal Celia 
was Miss Finlay, who gave her lines 
with a sincerity and animation which 
made her a most adequate support 
lor Rosalind. The spontaneity of Miss 
Finlay's acting was particularly good 
as well as the manner in which she 
identified herself with the part, even 
when she was not speaking. 

It would be hard to find a better 
amateur Touchstone than Mr. Hoyt. 
His heels were as nimble as his wit, 
and yet he interpreted this difficult 
role with a balance and restraint that 
showed the benefit of former training 
and experience in the jester's part. 
Touchstone's by-play was particularly 
good; the scenes with Audrey de- 
lighted the audience, and we are in- 
clined to agree with Jaques that this 
is "a wonderful fool he has met in 
the forest.'' Miss Darl e was excel- 

lent in the part of Audrey and her 
"stage business" furnished some of 
the most amusing scenes of the eve- 

The part of the melancholy Jaques 
Is highly thought of by actors and it 
afforded Mr. Salisbury an opportunity 
of giving some of ,the finest passages 
i.. ihe [Hay. Though not as deeply 
buried in melancholy as Jaques is seen, Mr. Salisbury por- 
trayed In a convincing manner the 
affected dignity and philosophic hu- 
ii.or of the part. ; Mr. West's inter- 
pretation of the part of Duke Senior 
was a very effective piece of acting; 
the beautiful lines describing the 
pleasures of the forest were especial- 
ly well ghen. Mb, Dobson, as Duke 
Frederick, and Mr. Norton, as the 
faithful old Adam, both gave their 
roles in a very satisfactory manner. 
Mr. Thompson's portrayal of the 
love-lorn shepherd persecuted by the 
heartless Phoebe was a good bit of 
acting, while" Miss Kennedy's part as 
Phoebe was well taken. 

Everyone enjoyed, the wrestling 
match, in which Mr. Sorensen as 
Charles, made the audience tremble 
at times for fear the gallant young 
Orlando might not be able to throw 
his athletic opponent. 

The accessories of the play — set- 
ting, costumes, and music, were un- 
usually artistic and beautiful; a new 
palace drop had been added to the 
scenery, and the forest scenes, with 
the artistic lighting, were very pict- 
uresque. A particularly effective 
scene was at the opening of the sec- 
ond act, where the rising of the cur- 
tan revealed the Duke, seated in 
the forest, surrounded by his follow- 
ers in their suits of Lincoln green. 

The music, under Miss Shamel's 
direction, was a particularly pleas- 
ing feature of the evening. The or- 
chestra was at its best, and gave the 
Overture to the Merry Wives of 
Windsor with a spirit and expres- 
sion that made it a beautiful and fit- 
ting introduction to the play. The 
foresters were as good in song as 
they were picturesque in costume. 
"Under the Greenwood Tree" and 
tae quaint melody of "Summer is a 
Comin In," were especially enjoy- 
able. Mr. Leach's solo, "Blow, Blow, 
Thou Wintry Wind," was given in a 
very effective manner. 

"As You Like It" has certainly ful- 
filled our exvectations, and we are 
all indebted to Miss Davis and the 
members of the cast for giving us 
such a delightful evening's enter- 
tainment. Not only Is the play a 

credit to the class and the depart- 
ment of oratory, but an Inspiration 
to the whole school. It cannot fail 
t awaken a renewed interest in the 
art of the great dramatist and to 
make us more eager to know at Mist 
hand the myriad minded Shake- 

M. L. C. 

It is very interesting to not? the per- 
sonal judgments of different people on 
a certain event cr circumstance. The 
writer was somewhat puzzled to find 
the wide range in difference of opinion 
among students and faculty in regard 
to the work of certain individual mem- 
bers of the play Incidents that 
were important and convincing to one 
mind were not noticed by another. 
Certain people spoke highly of the act- 
ing of certain important members while 
others considered the same persons as 
only mediocre. 

If a person should listen to all, he 
would never reach a conclusion. The 
essential thing to consider, however, 
is the joy given by the production to 
the audience in general. Those who 
enjoyed the work of some special act- 
or should not be discounted in his 
judgment by anyone. If the thousand 
or more persons wh; saw "As You 
Like It" enjoyed it as a literary unit, 
the cast feels satisfied and the direct- 
or feels repaid for her work. 

Mr. Frank McCall, a graduate of 
this school, has accepted a position as 
principal of a grammar school in Rock 
Island. This position was offered him 
by the authorities at Rock Island upon 
the advice of Mr. McGilvrey. Mr. 
McCall left the University to take this 
position but he feels it will eventually 
benefit as much as his course there 
would. - 

The entire Janitor force the engi- 
neer and firemen deserve the hearty 
thanks of the cast and the manage- 
ment for the interest taken in arrang- 
ing for the production and for carrying 
out the arrangments asked for by the 

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Mr. Hursh spoke a few words of ap- 
preciation of the play in Chapel Tues- 
day morning. The apparent desire 
of many people to compare "Hamlet" 
with "As You Like It" caused him 
to explain the essential differences 
between comedy and tragedy. 

The best compliment pa'd the cast 
and Miss Davis is found in this re- 
mark, "After the play had progressed 
a few minuies I felt that it was sure 
to go without a slip." With amateur 
preformances there is nearly always the 
fear that some one will become "stage 
struck." The fact that this fear was 
apparently not experienced by the aud- 

ience cpeaks well for the production. 

The Courier saw many familiar 
faces about the building the last of last 
week. It does not remember them all 
by name, so the list below is not - 
plete. Roy Sallee, Clarence Clute, 
Gertrude Meyer, Charles Burgoyne, 
Edyth Motter, Fan Stevens, Blanche 
Chandler, Vera Flack, Pearl Davis, 
Lauretta Finlay, Louise S vitzer. Mar- 
garet Finlay, Anna Culver, Hayes Fuhr 
Feme Routh, Guy Pickenpaugh, Ben 
Runkle, Louise Randolph, Harold Rob- 
erts, Louise Roberts, Hazel Humberd, 
Walter Ruebuah, Ross Noper, and 
"Curly" Wilson. 

Mr. Roy Sailee reports progress with 
his school work at Reynolds. 

As heretofore, the dues of the 
W. I. S. N. Alumni Association 
are twenty-five cents ($ .25) per 
year. Many who subscribe to 
the Courier have not paid their 
dues for 1911-12. We e 
greatly in need of money to set- 
tle some unpaid bills of the As- 
sociation and you will greatly 
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You Like It" cast were not , i 
account of the lack of light 
of them may be C 5St ./. fcr v.:.e 

In the Sequel. 

e (In Germ::;: 
dsm, by darn, (much laughter) 

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Chailes Carey it? 


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A Meeting in the Interest of Coun- 
try School Improvement Is To 
Be Held during the Summer. 

A folder has been printed and wi ! 
soon be distributed to the one room 
schools of the Military Tract. 

The opening paragraph will explain 
the circular. "Some time during the 
1912 summer term of the Western 
Illinois State Normal School a meeting 
will be held in the interest of country 
school improvement, and all persons, 
whether school officers, teachers, pa- 
trons, or others interested in the study 
and improvement of schools and social 
conditions in the country, are cordially 
invited to be present. It is expected 
that the Open Country Clubs of the 
Military Tract will take an active part. 
The exact time of this meeting will be 
announced later." 

Prizes will be awarded to schools 
winning the highest honors in any one 
of the three classes mentioned below. 
Class 1: Improvements in the Physi- 
cal Enviroment, which has to do with 
the exterior and interior improve- 
ments of the building and grounds. 
Class 2: Improvements in the Physical 
Environment which deals with the so- 
cial development of the community. 
Class 3 is educational. Prizes here 
are given for the best work done by 
individuals. This ought to be a great 
opportunity for country school teachers 
to improve their surroundings and in- 
terest their pupils in school improve- 

Preliminary baseball practice is 
now in order. The prospects for a strong 
team are promising. Several strong 
players among the younger students are 
developing. After the crushing defeats 
in basket ball, the students who take 
part in athletics feel confident of better 
sucess in the Great American Sport. 



Woman's Civic League Begins 
Early To Renew Its Cam- 
paign Against Flies. 

The Wcmau's Civic League of Ma- 
coinb will continue the campaign 
against flies, begun two years ago. 
They want fifty or more good car- 
toon-posters to display in windows, 
and other prominent places up town 
and prefer they be as different as 
possible in subject and style. They 
ask the co-operation of teachers and 
pupils in this work. 

The Woman's Civic League offers 
the following prizes for "cartoon- 
posters" setting forth the danger of 
the common house fly, or typhoid fly: 

1. For the best poster submitted 
by any pupil of grades 9, 10, 11, and 
12, $1.50; for the second best, $1.00. 

2. For the best poster submitted 
by any pupil of grades 7 and 8, 
$1.25; for the second best, 75 cents. 

3. For the best poster submitted 
by any pupil of grades 5 and 6, 
$1.00; for the second best, 50 cents. 


1. All drawings must be submit- 
ted by April 1, and will become the 
property of the Civic League. 

2. The board must be stiff 
enough to stand alone (one or more 
hfavy strips may be glued to back), 



Myrrhene Newsome and Harry 

Heffner Win a Victory from 

the Tenth Grade. 

Monday afternoon in the ninth grade 
study hall a very interesting debate 
was held. The question, "Resolved, 
That in the interest of universal peace 
the United States should disarm" was 
supported by Wade Watson and 
Kathryn Callihan on the affirmative, 
and Harry Heffner and Myrrhene 
Newsome on the negative. Very 
good points were given and each side 
took much interest in trying to con- 
vince their audienc that they were in 
the right. Miss Smick, Mr. Stevens 
and Mr. Salisbury acted as judges and 
gave their decision in favor of the ne- 
gative. This makes another victory for 
the ninth grade. 

and 14 inches by 22 inches in si/.e. 

3. Each cartoon-poster must — 

(a) Set forth one or more of the 
dangers of the fly; 

( b ) Must ask everybody to join in 
the clean-up work the last week in 
April, or have the town clean by 
May 1; 

(c) Must have on it the words : 
"No Dirt, No Flies," or their equiva- 

4. The grade of the pupil must 
be placed on the drawing, H. S. and 
Academy being designated at 9, 10, 
11, and 12. 

5. Names of pupils will not be 
placed on drawings until after prizes 
have been awarded. 


1. Drawings may be in black and 
white or colors. 

2. Drawings should be very bold 
and distinct, as they are to be dis- 
played in windows, and preference 
will be given to those that show up 
best at that range. 

3. Special ability in drawing is 
not necessary. Effective, "catchy" 
drawings are wanted — those that set 
forth most forcibly the great danger 
of the fly. 

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Senior Haul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester A'.leiy 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training ^iliool . . . . Elsie Robertson 

Platouian Hen West 

Emersonian George Maj?ea 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Phi Sigma Dpsilon 

Howard Thompson. 
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Miss Davis 
Ex-Offlcio Mr. McGilvrey 


Business Manager . . . .C. E. White 

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From the standpoint of winning 
games, this basket-ball season has 
not been very successful. But look- 
ing at it in another light, it has prob- 
ably been the most successful sea- 
son in the school's history. A great- 
er number of students have derived 
benefit from the game this year than 
ever before owing to the basket-ball 

It has not only given those who 
rnrticipated, benefit in the physical 
sense, but also in many other ways. 
For instance, a game gives a player 
much training in the art of self-con- 
trol, or in other words, keeping one's 
temper. Then, great accuracy is 
developed which is always essential 
In all forms of work, whether men- 
tal or physical. 

Unity and teamwork are also de- 
veloped which are of great value to 
any company of individuals who are 
working for a common end. Lastly, 
it promotes class spirit which seems 
to be very evident among the vari- 
ous classes in school since the tour- 
nament, and which undoubtedly has 

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added much \'> '..he life of the scho'. 
in general. 

Neckties are an abomination unto 
the Lord and much trouble man- 
kind. They are used to edify the 
throat on the outside and to hide dir'y 
shirt bosoms. 

Neckties vary much in size and 
structure. Some resemble colored 
shoe strings, others are large enough 
for fair sized footmats. The most 
popular brand of tie is the four-in-hand, 
so named because it requires four 
hands to tie it. Another coming 
brand is the bow tie. This variety is 
the most abominable, for nobody but a 
sleight-of-hand performer can tie one 

However, the color of a necktie is 
the most distinguishing feature. 
White ones are not desirable because 
they soil so easily. Black ones are 
too somber for the young fellows. 
Red, white, green, purple, gold, 
cream, buff, blended on one piece of 
cloth make admirable ties. These 
are vocal beyond the utmost endeavors 
of a fog horn. They save auto horns, 
locomotive whistles and church bells. 

Many men are known by the ties 
they wear. A boy of twelve wears 
none, a youth of sixteen wears two a 
day. A young man shifts into the 
flaming four-in-hand and bow, but the 
last scene of all- the married man- is 
sans neckties, sans collar buttons, 
sans oxfords, sans pompadour, sans 

Ross Stephens is working hard on 
his oration for the Inter-Normal Con- 
test. No communication has been 
received from the Normal School at 
Normal but it is supposed that their 
orator is preparing no less faithfully 
than Mr. Stephens is. The contest 
occurs March 29, at Macomb. 

Several of the men of the school 
exercised their civic right Tuesday by 
voting at the City Primary election. 
Good work. Why not the ladies? 

Jokes! Jokes! Give us some 
jokes; we're just dying of melancholy. 


Desiring information on the attitude 
of city superintendents towards : : 
supervision cf history ccurce:. in the 
lov/er grades, Mr.Dickerscn hao mailed 
about fifty circular letters to the 
superintendents of city systems asking 
the following duestions: 

"Could you use a good supervisor 
of history in the grades; one who can 
teach all the new material which the 
new courses call for, and can direct 
and assist regular grade teachers to 
do the work? Or do you wish depart- 
mental teachers of history who are 
especially prepared to teach grade 
history to grade pupils?" 

The statement following also ap 
pears in the letter. "The Western Ill- 
inois State Normal School is one of 
the few normal schools in which spe- 
cific training in lower grade history 
has been offered for some time." 

The answers received are very in- 
teresting. Often, the superintendent 
feels the need of a history supervisor 
but is hampered by the lack of funds. 
Those who have no special need for 
teachers answer in a way that would 
indicate a growing demand for special 

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Bassett at- 
tended a meeting of The Illinois 
Academy of Science at Blooming- 
ton, Friday and Saturday last, Feb. 
23-24. Among the numbers on the 
program was a paper read by Mr. 
Johnson entitled, "The Relation of 
Pure and Applied Sciences in the 
Authorized Agricultural High 


Mr. Bishop is in receipt of several 
pictures from Pendarvis. One vas a 

photograph of himself, displaying a 
beautiful pompadour. Another was a 
view of his two living rooms. On the 
outside of the package were these 
words"Zoological Photographs." 

Classes in Mechanical Drawing and 
Wood Turning will be given next quar- 
ter. Those who are interested arrange 
matters with Mr. White soon. 

Mr. McGilvrey attended a meeting 
of the Superintendents Section of the 
N. E. A. at St. Louis the first part 
the week. 

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The dose has been repeated, or in 
ether words we have received a 
double dose, or to come to the 
Straightforward truth of the matter, 
we were defeated. The cause of con- 
tention was the leather covered 
sphere known as a basket-ball, and 
the people so successful in flingiag 
it were the boys of the fast college 
team from Carthage. Nevertheless 
the game' was interesting to watch as 
it was not so slow as the score 
would indicate. Eoth teams played 
Tost and hard, and at times were 
lather rough for high school rules. 
Our boys played their usual 
bteady game, but could not, 
for some reason, stop the on- 
slaught of the Carthage boys. 
Both teams had exceptionally good 
team work which was backed by the 
ability to throw baskets from all an- 
gles, especially on the part of Car- 

We hesitate to print the score, and 
to those who are good in algebraical 
examples, we will say that the dif- 
ference of the scores was 47, and 
the sum, 95. Find the score. Of 
course it is understood that the lar- 
ger end of the answer indicates Car- 

The line-up follows: 

Carthage. Normal. 

Martin, capt. R. F. Bennett, Sor- 
C. Carlin L. F. Rost, capt. 

W. Carlin C. Russell 

I.oomis R. G. Huey, Imes 

Welge L. G. Sorensen, Ben- 

O'Haver Sub Salisbury 

Field baskets, W. Carlin, 10; Mar- 
tin, 3; C. Carlin, 11; Loomis, Welge, 
9; Russell, 3; Rost, Bennett, 2; 
Huey, 2; Sorensen. 

Foul baskets, Sorenson, 6; Welge, 

Referee, Walrath. 

Umpire, Baird. 

Timekeepers, Bannan, Erwin. 

Score-keeper, McCall. 

Between halves of the big game, a 
game was played between the 9-10 
girls and the girls' first team. The 
teams were not very evenly matched, 
and the first team won by a comfort- 
able margin. 

Mr. Bassett goes to Basco, Han- 
cock county, next Saturday to de- 
liver a stereopticon lecture. 


March l{Fri.) - Final Class Contest. 

March 7(Thur.) - Music Contest. 

March 8-18 - Vacation. 

March 1 l{Mon.)- Trustees' Meeting. 

March 1 3 (Wed.) - Con/erernce of 
Trustees of All Illinois State Normal 
Schools at Springfield. 

March 29(Fri.) - State Oratorical 


(Continued from page 109) 
4. A few of the gocd subjects 

(a) The menace of garbage thrown 
iii alleys and back yards. 

(b) The danger of admitting flies 
to the sick room, especially where 
there is typhoid. 

(c) Protection of food from flics, 
both in the home and the store. 

(d) Protection of babies and their 
/bod from flies. 

A joint meeting of the Y. M. and Y. 
W. C. A.'s was held Tuesday evening 
Feb. 27, in Society Hall. Quite a 
large number enjoyed the address giv- 
en by Miss Grace Hitchcock, a mis- 
sionary from South Africa. She told 
of the customs of that country, of her 
work there, and of the splendid oppor- 
tunities along missionary lines. 

Music was furnished by a girls' dou- 
ble trio composed of the Misses Mc 
Feeters, Culp, Logan, Cordell, Brook- 
ing, and Swisher. 

The Platonian Literary Society gave 
a patriotic program in Society Hall 
last week. Speeches and essays of a 
patriotic character were given and 
patriotic scngs were sung. Officers 
for the coming quarter were nominated. 
The election will be held next Tuesday. 

The booklets advertising the Annu- 
al Neighborhood Track and Field 
Meet are now at press. The event 
will take place Saturday May, 1 1 , 
and if interest increases as it has in 
the past, this will be the event of the 


Preoarations are under way for 
systematizing the track work. A 
meeting of the sub-captains was held 
in Mr. Walrath' sroom last evening. 
The plan is to put each series of 
events under the direction of som« 
specialist and make that person re- 
sponsible for a winning group in 
that section. The sub-captains have 
been chosen as follows: Ralph Wilson 
will have charge of the weight events 
which will include the shotput and dis- 
cus throw. Simon Simonson will be 
responsible for coaching up a group of 
long distant runners. Howard Thomp- 
son will have charge of the hurdle 
races and the pole vault. Alired Sor- 
ensen will coach the sprint enthusiasts, 
and George Salisbury will oversee the 


In the second and third grades an 
effort is being made to connect all 
language work with some phase of 
work in which the child is interested 
at that time. 

During the past eight weeks the third 
grade, through the history work, have 
become much interested in the life of 
the Eskimo. In the language period 
they are writing letters to some Eskimo 
children who live at Golivan, Alaska. 
Our children hope to receive answers 
to their letters some time during the 
spring term. 

In the literature period, the second 
grade are studying Robinson Crusoe. 
In this connection, they made butter 
one day last week. Since then, in the 
language period, they have written a 
story telling how this was done. 

They were given all the help they 
needed in spelling the words. The 
thought and composition is their own. 
The following paper was written by 
Lawrence Wisecup. Age 7 years. 

"We played we were Robinson 
Crusoe. We put the sour cream in a 
jar. We played the jar was a goat 
skin bag. We each shook the jar 
many times. Then we looked into it. 
We saw yellow butter. We took the 
butter out. We washed the butter. 


We had a lunch. We had bread 
and butter." 

"We played we were Robinson 
Crusoe. We churned butter. We 
put sour cream In the bag. We each 
shook it. We put spoon in the jar 
and took the butter out of the bag. 
We had about half a teacup full." 

— Leonard Sanders. 

"We played we were Robinson 
Crusoe. We churned butter. We 
each shook it. We saw yellow butter. 
We drank the butter milk. We took 
a spoon to get the butter out. We 
washed it. We put salt on the butter. 
We had a little lunch. 

— Paul Spahr 

Below is given the letter informing 
Mr. McGilvrey of the action o he 
Board of Trustees of the Kent Normal 
School on his resignation. Perhaps 
some will be interested in seeing this 
copy of the official docnment. 

My dear Mr. McGilvrey:- 

At a regu- 
lar meeting of the Kent State Normal 
School Board of Trustees, held at 
the State Reformatory, Mansfield, 
Ohio, today, your resignation of the 
Presidency of the Kent State Normal 
School was presented, discussed, and 
fully considered. A motion was made 
that the resignation made and signed 
by yourself be not accepted. The 
resolution to not accept said resignation 
received the unanimous affirmation of 
our Board. This official act is sent to 
you as our final decision of the matter 
Respectfully yours, 
Edwin F. Moulton, 
Pres. Kent Board of 

At the regular meeting of the Y. M. 
C. A. Tuesday, February 20, the fol- 
lowing officers were elected for the 
year beginning with the opening of the 
Spring Quarter: president, Theron Cha- 
ney; vice president, Herschel Mitchell; 
secretary, Ernest McCall; treasurer, 
Onno Walters. 

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The Boy Scouts, Patrol No. 1 , organ- 
ized by Mr. McGilvrey and Mr. Switzer 
was the first of its kind in this vicinity. 
The idea was carried out of the school 
and now the Christian and Methodist 
Churches are organizing patrols in 
connection with the Sunday School 

The training school children visited 
Chapel Thursday bringing with them 
the color guard and the flag, in re- 
membrance of the birthday of the first 

The St. John High School Echo of 
St. John, Kansas has entered the Con- 
test in the semi-monthly class. 

Sambo — "Say, Gumbo, do youse 
know what am de difference 'tween 
poor foli s and rich folks?" 

Gumbo — "Well, Sambo, I reckon 
as how I don' know. What am dat 

Sambo— "Well, de rich folks can 
git the'r girls' announcement of de 
ingagement in one paper and de di- 
vorce proceedin's in the next, and 
poor folks can't spress demselves 
dat away tall." 













Mr. Johnson has contributed an art- 
icle to the School News for February, 
on Nature Study. The specific sub- 
ject discussed is a study cf a grain cf 
corn. The article is enriched by the 
use of drawings showing the grain in 
different positions, making the naming 
of the various parts much easier. 

If a donkey's ears were one six- 
teenth of an inch long, cculd it hsar 
a necktie. 


work after school and Sat- 
urdays. Must be able to 
talk to high class people. 
Live wire can make $10.00 
on Saturday.- Wheat Studio. 

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MACOMB. ILL., MAR. 7, 1912. 



,h. Walter P. Morgan Has Been 
Chosen Head of the Depart- 
ment of Education. 

The school is fortunate in having 
dded to its faculty Mr. Walter P. 
Morgan, who comes to us as head of 
he department of education and di- 
ector of training. 

Mr. Morgan is a graduate of the 
ndiana State Normal Schocl and of 
ndiana University. He has had wide 
ixperience in various kinds of teachi- 
ng and has been exceptionally suc- 
Ksful, first as a grade teacher, then 
3t four years as a high school teach- 
x, for six years teacher of mathemat" 
cs in the Indiana State Normal 
School, and for two years superintend- 
snt of the public schools of Terre 
-!aute, Indiana. For the past two 
'ears he has been a graduate student 
if the University of Chicago, He has 
eceived the degree Ph, M. from Chi- 
:ago university and has nearly com- 
peted his work for a doctor's degree. 

He has made a most favorable im- 
wession upon all who have met him 
ind both faculty and students are 
jlad to welcome him. 

Governor Charles S. Deneen was 
n Macomb yesterday and made a 
speech at the opera house at 1 1 :30. 
School was dismissed at 11:15 and a 
arge number of students availed 
ihernselves of the opportunity of hear- 
ng the governor. 

The poem printed in another part of 
this paper, written by Warner Watson, 
is the prize poem accepted by the 
Oratorical Board for which was given 
a 1912 Sequel. Mr. Watsons poem 
was 'chosen over three other good ones. 
This will be sung to the air of "Theres 
a good time coming." 

TP 44""",' 




An Interesting Contest in Piano 
Solo, Vocal Solo, and Essay Giv- 
-Debate Also a Feature' 


The first annual final class con- 
test was held in the auditorium Fri- 
day night, March 1, 1912. The con- 
test was in piano solo, essay, vocal 
solo, and there was also a prelimin- 
ary debate between the ninth and 
e'eventh grades. Every number was 
well given and was enjoyed by all 
present. The classes contesting were 
the ninth grade, tenth grade, elev- 
enth grade and juniors. 

Miss Grace Cordell represented the 
junior class in the piano solo. She 
rendered Moskowski's Polonaise with 
much feeling and showed that much 
time and effort had been devoted to 
the preparation of such a difficult se- 
lection. As Miss Cordell was the 
only contestant in the piano solo, she 
was given first place. 

Mr. Ernest McCall represented the 
eleventh grade in the essay. His 
subject was "Vocational Training" 
and was well prepared and delivered. 

The School Year Book Is Wei 
Under Way and Is a True Pic- 
ture of Our School Life. 

The Sequel is a yearbook published 
by the Senior Class of the school. 
The Sequel for 1912 is the ninth vol- 
ume. An effort is made by those who 
are responsible for its publication, to 
make the book a full record of the 
year's events. The classes of the 
school from kindergarden to fac- 
ulty, are written up and photographed. 
The literary societies are included, 
each one having two pages. 

Oratory comes in for its share of 
notice. Several pages will be devoted 
to dramatics. The other organization 
such as the sororities and fraternities 
wiil have several pages in the beck. 
The special departments will also be 
represented. Space will alsc be given 
to the Manual Arts and Agriculture 

The Sequel for 1912 is being print- 
ed by the J. M. Irwin Co. of 
Quincy and the Stafford Engraving 
Company of Indianapolis does the 
engraving. The book will contain 176 
pages and will sell at the usual price 

Mr. Mitchell Letter entered the es- 
say contest for the ninth grade. His 
essay, "The History of Starved 
Rock," was a full account of the his- 
torical events centering about this 
point of interest in Illinois. Mr. 
I erV-.r was awarded first place by the 

Miss Mamie Thomson was the 
last contestant in the essay. "The Call 
for Rural Leadership" brought to 
light her knowledge of the rural 

The next event was the vocal solo. 
Miss Hildreth McFeeters entered for 
the eleventh grade and sang very ef- 
fectively, "A Song of Spring," by 

Miss Leona Culp sang "The Mes- 
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Hoard of Managers. 

Senior Paul Leach 

Junior Lora Wilson 

Twelfth Grade Lester Aileiy 

Eleventh Grade Victor Wood 

Tenth Grade Clarence Jones 

Ninth Grade Lena Andrews 

Training School . . . .Elsie Robertson 

Platonian Ben West 

Emersonian George Mapes 

Country School Class . .Ethel Landis 
Kappa Phi Gamma ...Evelyn Wyne 
Phi Sigma Upsilon 

Howard Thompson. 
Faculty.. Mr. White, Mr. Hursh 

Miss Davis 
Ex-Offlcio Mr. McGilvrey 


Business Manager .. ..C. E. White 

Asst. Business Manager 

George Salisbury 


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Last week mention was made In 
this space of the general good de- 
rived from the basketball tourna- 
ment this year. The same thing may 
as truly be said of the literary con 
tests which have been held between 
the various classes during the win- 
ter. To say that these contests have 
been good would be putting it light- 
ly. That viewpoint is only the one 
of the listener who goes for the en- 
tertainment he can get out of it. 

The value of these contests is not 
to be judged from the excellence of 
♦ he programs given, hut by the bene- 
fits which those who have taken part 
have derived from the work. No one 
vho has entered the contest will de- 
ry the benefit which he has re- 
ceived from his work. The only 
chance for improvement is in in- 
creasing the number of contestants 
next year, thereby making the con- 
tests reach as far as possible. Some 
are making plans now for next year. 
Are you going to be one? 

Tint Btandai 'I tnaga i < a i<; t, , 
are an education i.i thcr.i.-e' e~. hi 
them may be found the opinions of 
: 'I great authorities of today o.i 
u.ues:ions of worl.I-wiJe interest In 
politics, science, economics and so- 
cial problems. The magazine ta ; -L- 
in the lilrary is a library of present- 
day authors. Many peo; le think of 
it as just a place to read st r!e ■•, a»(' 
rever consider the value of the lead- 
ing articles, which are the real meat 
of the magazine. "Thus (by real- 
ing them) may we grow wiser every 

To-morrow is the last day of the 
Winter Quarter and also the last day 
of school for many boys who will be 
called home to begin farming. There 
has been for the past few years a 
noticeable "thinning of the ranks" at 
the beginning of the spring term, due, 
no doubt, to the fact that many of the 
boys of the school live on the farm:,. 

In most canes it is very necessary 
that the boys be at home. In some 
cases, however, it seems that the 
"cali of the wild" is too strong. 

It is nice to be out in the open air 
about plowing time and this fact over- 
shadows in some minds the necessity 
for an education. 

So many boys are prone to b;lieve 
that staying in school for three crfour 
springs while the farm work goes on 
without them, is nonsense. No mat- 
ter if it does seem this way, they I 
should bear in mind that if they are 
going to farm all their lives there will 
be many springs that they may enjoy. 
Then, if a few of their years have been 
speni in getting a basis for thoughtful- 
ness, the springs that follow will be 
richer, brighter and more enjoyable be- 
cause of the increased knowledge gain- 
ed in youthful days. 

Rev. Mr. James Spencer Smith 
spoke a few minutes in chapel Mon- 
day on Specializing in Education. 

Mr. Smith is a graduate of th e 
University of London and of the Uni- 
versity of Edinburgh. He has traveled 
in almost every country on the globe 
and is a man of large experience. 
His talk was greatly appreciated by 
the students and faculty. 


At the meeting of the State Teach- 
er..' A held in Spri>. 
December 27-29, 191 l.the 
on Simplified Spelling urg 
ingiy broad refoms. The Association 
as a whole adopted I • 
of the committee and, in 
the next proceedings of the I 
State Teach : be 
printed with the spellings recon 
ded by the Simplified Spe \ . . rd 
in their circular 23. 

The committee of the btate Asso- 
ciation made a further attempt to 
bring Simplified Spelling to the front 
by appearing before the Departn ent 
of Supeiintendence cf the N. E. A. at 
their recent meeting in St. Louis. 
This more conservative body refused 
to consider favorably any decided 
reform in this line. Had the recom- 
mendations been confirmed at St. 
Louis, it was the intention of the com- 
mittee to solicit the interest and co- 
operation of all the higher institutions 
of learning in Illinois. 

How would you like to spell it: Bild, 
insted, eg, brekfast, offis, alredy, 
carv, lam, dout, hardy, num. iung, re- 
ceived, tresury, twelv, geografy, tele- 
fone, wal,\t, forener, blusht, toothake? 

Rev. Mr Jenkins of the Baptist 
church spoke to the girls of the Y.W. I 
C. A. Tuesday evening. 

Miss Davis is doing some work in the 
shop. One of the best taborets made J 
ihis year was made by her. 

Orders for the 1912 Sequel are now.j 
being taken. Since Thursday nearly! 
three hundred copies have been spoken! 

While attending the Superintendents 
section of the N. E. A. meeting at St. 
Louis last week, Mr. Mc Gilvrey had 
the opportunity of talking to Mr. 
Bonser, formerly head of the 
department of education here, who-ask-. 
ed to be remembered to the students 
and faculty of the school. 

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Canton High School Has Kindly 

Loaned the School 

It's Telescope 

Mr. Drake's astronomy class has 
become very much interested in star 
study. However, the school so far lias 
;n fit to buy equipment for that 
line of wotk. Thru the efforts of Mr. 
White, Mr. Drake has been able to 
borrow a three inch telescope which 
is the property of the Canton High 
School. The members of the astron- 
omy class and all interested in the 
subject are very thankful to the 
authorities at Canton for this favor. 

The instrument has been received 
and use will be made of it soon. Mr. 
White reports that very good tesuits 
can be obtained by its use. He and 
Mr. Drake will be glad to conduct a 
star-gazing party any convenient time. 


Last Friday night the Norma! team 
played their last scheduled game of 
the season at Canton with the fast 
High School team of that city. For 
the second time the Canton boys won 
over us by a large score. The Canton 
team has not lost a game this year, 
and they are now out for the state 
championship. They are soon to go to 
Decatur to enter the state champion- 
ship tournament and v/ill no doubt come 
very rear to the top if not entirely so. 

Our boys report fine treatment while 
there, and a clean game which has 
always been the case with Canton. 
We were somewhat handicapped be- 
cause of Sorensen's being out with an 
injured arm. The following is the line- 
up: Huey, Rost, forwards; Russel, cen- 
ter; Salisbury, Imes, and Bennett, 

The teachers of the Bateman School 
of Galesburg in charge of their princi- 
pal, Miss V/ilbur, visited the Training 
School yesterday observing the work 
there. They were entertained by the 
critic teachers in the Domestic Sci- 
ence Room. 



The Manual Training Shop Has 

Been an Interesting and 

Busy Place. 

About 275 people old and ycung 
have been taking advantage of the 
opportunities offered in the Manual 
Training Department. The interest in 
the work is well worth comment. All 
who work there seem to have the 
willingness to do their work in the best 
possible manner. 

Quite a number of boys are making 
library tables. At present Clarence 
Jones, George Rausch, Carl Eyman, 
Homer Venters, Ralph Stickle, Si 
Simonson, Ehrman Crawford, and 
Harvhy Sanderson are making good 
headway in the table business. 

Morn's chairs are being made by 
George Rausch and Bert Crandail. 
Wayne V/etzel and George Salisbury 
are making handsome and durable 

The Simmons Hardware Company 
of St. Louis has presented the de- 
partment with one of their lastest mod- 
els of the Keen Kutter screw driver. 

Wood Turning next quarter will be 
limited to members of the Country 
School Class, the eleventh grade, the 
twelfth grade and the Normal. 

The Juniors are some what worried 
over lesson plans, so they say. One 
who knows from experience has said 
this to comfort them: The v/orry is 
worse than the work. The plan is harder 
to write than it is to teach. If a person 
knows the subject matter for the first 
lesson the method will come somewhat 
automatically. Therefore be of good 

Demonstration lessons are flourish- 
ing with the Training School teachers. 
Miss Davis has taken her English 21 
class for two observations in the Eighth 
Grade and Miss Grote with her Country 
School Class has observed a lesson in 
Grammar in the same grade. 

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Circular for These Days Contains 

Contains an Article by 

Mr. Bassett. 

Circular No. 62, issued by Francis G. 
Blair, Superindent of Public Instruction, 
announces that Arbor and Bird Days 
this year will occur on Friday, April 19, 
and Friday, October, 25. 

This circular is profusely illustrated, 
there being a picture on almost every 
page, This school is also represented 
in the photographs. A full page pic- 
ture taken from last year's Sequel ad- 
orns page 39. On page 41 is a very 
familiar photograph of two owls 
"Lewis" and "Lois" by name. These 
pictures are used to illustrate an ar- 
ticle on Bird Study by Mr. Bassett. 
Articles by several other prominent 
educators also appear in the Circular. 
The American Quail is discussed by 
Mr. L. S. Keyser. "How and Why 
Birds Travel", will no doubt interest 

These books are for free distribution 
as long as they last and a copy may 
be obtained from *he office. 

The "New Book" shelves in the 
Reading room have been very attract- 
ive for several days. First several new 
books of fiction appeard, then books on 
miscellaneous subjects were added, in 
all about 175 new books. The work 
of making the books ready for usa 
has deen done by Miss Foster who is 
specializing in Library Administration 
and will be granted the special certifi- 
cate in that subject in June. The 
books will remain on the "New Book" 
shelves for one week after the Spring 
quarter opens and will then be distrib- 
uted to their places in the stack. 

The students have been advised to 
be vaccinated for smallpox on account 
of the prevalence of the disease in 
this part of the county. 

Word comes from Jay Ruffner to 
the effect that he will quit the music 
business for a year and manage a farm 
for his father in Southern Illinois. 


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The Senior boys in the Domestic 
Science class gave a dinner to the 
men of the faculty Monday evening at 
six o'clock. The idea was to prove to 
the gentlemen that Domestic Science 
is an accomplishment worthy of mas- 
culine effort, and no doubt the faculty 

men were convinced, 

at least none 

were sick Tuesday. 


Mashed Potatoes 


Nut bread 

Brown bread 



Snow pudding 




When the frost is on the pumpkin 

And the football's put in play, 
Western Normal's represented 

In the thickest of the fray. 
West;rn players all are game 

Western rooters are the same 
As they work for Normal's fame 

Fighting on, on, on. 

Gold and purple will prevail 

In this contest, sure as fate. 
Western orators bring honors 

To the school and to the state. 
We are always in the fight, 

Western Normal is all right. 
As we're here to prove tonight 

Cheering on, on, on. 

We've an orator in Stephens 

Who has served our Normal well. 
And we're here to stand by Stephens 

Sounding clear our Normal yell. 
And he's sure to prove to you 

That for Illinois he'll do. 
Here's another cheer for Stevens. 

Stephens is our man. 

— Warner Watson 

Mr. Keefer and Mr. Drake attend- 
ed a conference at Champaign where 
the subject of filteration water plants 
was under discussion. Mr. Keefer 
read a paper on the installation and 
successful operation of the Macomb 
Water Plant, and Mr. Drake being in- 
terested in the subject and making 
weekly tests of the water here accom- 
panied him. On the way Mr. Drake 

stopped off at Decatur to inspect the 
work of two graduates of this school 
Miss Flora Ellis and Miss Merl Willard, 
who are prospective candidates for the 
second diploma in June. 

The ninth grade literary societies 
engaged in a spelling match last 
Thursday in which the Lincclns v/on 
over the Irvings. 


(Continued from page 113) 

sage" by Carlyle. She represented 
the tenth grade. 

Miss Hope McGillivray entered 
for the juniors. Her solo, 

"Retrospection," by BischofI, was 
given with rare interpretation and 
feeling. She was awarded the first 
place by the judges. 

The preliminary debate between 
the ninth and eleventh grades was 
spirited throughout. The question 
was: Resolved, That in the interest 
of Universal Peace, the United States 
should disarm. Mr. Harry Heffner 
and Miss Myrrhene Newsome sup- 
ported the affirmative for the ninth 
grade, and Mr. Onno Walters and 
Mr. Theron Chaney upheld the nega- 
tive for the eleventh grade. The 
decision was in favor of the nega- 

This was the first of the annua! 
class contests. It is needless to 
say that those who have taken part 
this year have derived much benefit 
from it, and that it will continue to 
grow in interest now that it is es- 










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the teachers there in regard to the pos- 
sible establishment of extension courses 
for their benefit. 

The Juniors are taking up b 
binding this week. 

Mr. McGilvrey departed for Quincy 
this morning to meet his regular ex- 
tension classes. 


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lormal School Extension at 

Macomb Presented by Prin- 

pal McGilvrey. 

Because of the general interest 
lanifested in the new work begun 
I the Western Illinois Normal 
chool in conducting extension class- 
? for teachers at work in the schools 
lis issue of the Courier is devoted 
Dtirely to this subject, as presented 
t the conference last week in 

Macomb By-Stander: "Trustees 
f the five State Normal Schools of 
IMnois met in Springfield for their 
rst annual joint conference yester- 
ay. There were three sessions; 
iorning, afternoon and evening. 

"Reports from Springfield are that 
h,e hit of the meeting was made by 
'rincipal J. E. McGilvrey of the Ma- 
omb Normal School, whose address 
n the extension work of normal 
nhools was something new. The 
Tacomb school is the first school in 
^e state to take up this work, and 
L has proven successful. In short, 
he extension work is work by em- 
'oyed teachers, who carry one or 
wo studies while teaching and re- 
rive credit for work done. They 
:ay secure credits in tMs way which, 
.-'th one yoar"s work in the schooi, 
nables them to graduate. In Quincy 
lone there are now over seventy 
p?.chers taking extension work from 
be Macomb Normal. A member of 
be faculty goes to Quincy at stated 
r.tervals and has charge of the 

In presenting this subject at the 
ipringfie'd meeting, Mr. McGilvrey 
I'ade the point that the Normal 
chools are not making any marked 
repression upon the educational situ- 
tion so far as the number of train- 


ed teachers is concerned, and that 
through extension study the norma! 
schools might become far more use- 
ful than they are now to the public 
schools in their territories. The fact 
was emphasized that the Macomb_ 
Normal is largely a local schoc', 
more than sixty percent of its attend- 
ance being from McDonough county. 
It was further pointed out that there 
are three counties in the Military 
Tract with no students in attendance, 
Two counties with but one student 
each in attendance, another with but 
two, another three, and two other 
counties with but four students each 
in attendance. Of the three thousand 
five hundred teachers in the Military 
Tract but one hundred ninety-four 
are normal graduates, one hundred 
thirty of these being from Old No- 
mal and the other sixty-four from 
all other normals combined. Thus 
the Military Tract Normal School at 
the end of its tenth year has less 
than sixty-four graduates teaching 
in the territory it is intended Lc 
serve. These are striking facts that 
call for careful consideration from 
those responsible for the policy of 
the school. It was pointed out that 
what is true of the Military Tract is 
true everywhere. It is an established 
fnct that the normal schools com- 
bined are not putting as many train- 
ed teachers into the schools as the.e 
are new positions created due to the 
natural growth of population. There- 
fore, it would seem that the total 
school situation is not greatly bet- 
tered by the normal schools as now 

organized and administered. 

The development and improve- 
ment of the high schools everywhere 
with their graduates better fitted for 
teaching, is perhaps partly respon- 
sible for this lack of vital connection 
between the normal school and th>_ 
great body of public school teachers. 
But the low salaries paid to elemen- 
tary teachers making it difficult, 11 
not impossible, for the teacher to 
take an extended professional course 
of study is largely responsible for 
the present situation. To meet this, 
some educational leaders are advo- 
cating the payment of a salary to the 
student while in attendance at the 
normal school according to the plaD 
for payment of cadets at West Point 
and Annapolis. This would be an 
ideal plan, but because of the cost in- 
volved it is likely to remain a plan. 
The only other effective way of 
widening the circle of the normal 
school's influence is through the sys- 
tematic organization of extension 

In presenting this need for some 
change in normal school administra- 
tion looking forward to a closer and 
r~ore vital relation with the teacher 
in the field, Mr. McGilvrey said: 
"Our new line of extension study 
grew out of an attempt to co-operate 
with the superintendent and school 
hoard at Quincy in their effort to es- 
tablish a new salary schedule based 
upon better professional preparation 
This schedule intends that all teach- 
ers in Quincy within a certain speci- 
fied period shall be normal school 


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graduates. The possibility of mai '• 
t?ining such standard was condition 
ed upon the possibility of worthy 
and efficient teachers while in s?r- 
vice undertaking a systematic course 
^ f professional study looking toward 
graduation from the normal school. 
The summer quarter alone would nit 
meet this need, and hence the a: v 
rnngement for extension class work, 
which, combined with summer ses- 
sions and a short leave of absence, 
would enable the teachers to meet 
the new standard for better profes- 
sional preparation. The outcome of 
the plan has been a marked benefit 
to the Quincy schools, the develop- 
ment of eager, earnest spirit of study 
in the teachers, and a decided bene- 
fit to the Macomb Normal sehool. 
More than thirty of the Quincy teach- 
ers began a planned course of study 
at the last summer session, and it 
was remarked by the members of tho 
faculty that even this small numb-v 
of earnest, hard-working students 
stimulated to some extent the whole 
student body; their spirit communi- 
cated itself to others, and the ten- 
dency in the summer quarter to visit 
rather than study was notably less." 


Cooperation Necesssary to Suc- 
cess of New Movement Assured. 

"The idea of extension studies for 
teachers at work in school seems to 
rap to be an excellent one. I am not 
?.rquainted with tha details of the 

plan, but it ueen s to n ■•■ m u b gocl 
could be ace mplished for our teaca- 
ers now in school by bu< h a systeui 
o' study. 

"I would like to try it here in 
Galesburg, but our arrangements for 
this year have all been made, and It 
would be very difficult to bring id 
such a course during this school 
year. If your institution proposes 
to give such courses next your, I shah 
s>.rr?nge for some work along thid 
line. I do not know who originated 
the scheme of work, but it appeals to 
me very strongly." 

SUPT. W. L. step: LIC, 


"I have been much interested in 
what I have heard of your plans fo. - 
extension study for teachers through- 
out the state. There is no question 
in my mind as to the value that 
could be derived through such work, 
and it occurs to me that some of our 
tenchers would quite likely be inter- 
ested in taking such courses. 

Under the general management of 
the Teachers' Club many of our 
teachers are doing regular class 
work in German, French, art, litera- 
ture, music, physiography, etc. They 
employ someone who is known to 
have superior ability along a special 
l'ne to direct the work. These class- 
es meet every two weeks. 

"I think that many of them would 
ge interested in taking up other sub- 
jects of study under teachers from 
your institution who are giving at- 
tention to this extension work. At 
any rate, all who are in public school 
work know that there is great ne°d 
along these lines, and I should be in- 
terested in seeing what you propose 
to offer." 



"I am heartily in accord with your 
plan of extending the influence and 
the benefits of your school so that 
they may become accessible to teach- 
ers who feel that they are not a».e 
to do work in residence. When I 
first heard of your work in this line, 
T felt that I had heard the best worJ 
that had come from a State Normal 
School in ten years." 



"I believe your plan of extension 
«t"dy is a good one, and I hope the 
necessary arrangements will be 
rrade. It will, I think, reach tho*;.' 
ttaohers of energy who do not fir.J 

the school }e;.r." 

3 LPT. E A 

"I heartily i .^n. Tj« 

teachers of the state are not earrffl 
to the training school last e 
supply the schools with trained help, 
A number of them will n 
training unless it is carried to them, 
ae they cannot afford it. Those wlj worthy and ambitious will em- 
brace the opportunity and the others) 
can in time be weeded out. 

"I may be able to do something 
noxt year along the line myself. Will 
confer with you about it in the fo( 
ture. Some feature are not qu'.U 
clear yet." SUPT. R. C. HIETT, 

"You may remember I attended i 
meeting of the Faculty Club of Ma- 
ccmb last March, and we (Mr. Bay- 
liss, yourself, Supt. Bauman, and T" 
discussed the question of normal ex- 
tension. I think the plan a most ex« 
cellent one. I have not discussed l 
much with our teachers here but be 
lieve a good class could be formed a. 
Abingdon. I am sure the necessitj 
for it exists. I hope the plan maj 
be worked out, and shall te glad tc 
do anything to help it along." 


"I certainly have been very mucr 
interested in your plan of extensioi 
work as conducted at Quincy. Fron 
the first it appealed to me as a verj 
far reaching and valuable function 
ing of the normal school. Since talk 
ing the matter over carefully wit' 
Supt. Bauman, I am more than eve: 
convinced that if this policy can 1)< 
extended widely in the Military Trac 
H will have great power for good 
Many teachers do not know the valm 
of professional work and will not ej 
periment if it costs too much. B; 
bringing this work to their er, 
<?oors and by having it take the plac 
of work of a miscellaneous sort r& 
quired by the superintendent, the; 
set a taste and an insight into pro 
fessional training, and many, n< 
doubt, will follow it up to the conn 
pletion of the course. 

"The inspiration along this lim 
with a class of teachers designated i 
certainly worth everything to th 
community in which they teach. 
should like to see this policy full, 
carried out, and hore that yo i 
school, as originator of this plat! 

The Western Courier 


;ay see fit to continue it." 



"As I have said to you personally, 
before this, I am heartily in favor of 
this plan. I think it is practical a .id 
I think another year we can arrange 
for our teachers to take up this liaa 
of work. When the time comes to 
place this before them, I shall take 
it up and afterwards inform you a3 
to our neads here. You may quote 
me as being heartily in favor of the 
plan." SUPT. G. W. GAYLOR, 


"Your plan of extension study for 
teachers seems to me to be a good 
f-ne. The teachers need something 
o f this kind, and I think a number 
of them would avail themselves of 
the opportunity if placed within their 
reach. This would improve the vvork 
ir the public schools and enable 
many children to be benefited by th". 
normal methods who do not now 
have that chance. 

"As long as teachers' salaries are 
as low as they are, it is impossible to 
nave trained teachers in all the 
schools, and the children must suffer 
urless some plan is put into opera 
t'cn which will reach the teacher 
without his attending a normal 
school. If the teacher received cred- 
its for his work, many of them might 
complete the normal course, which 
they are now unable to do." 



"I do not know enough about tho 
extension study plan as yet to pass 
upon it. My general impression of 
i\ however, is that it ought to be 
immensely useful. 

"I have talked with one or two 
outside men about it who seem to 
th'nk it will not be practicable, but 
it impresses me that this is the on ; y 
way that a teacher without means 
will get training, unless she has more 
ambition than the average person. 

"I have felt that we shall want to 
try this, and I hope to talk with you 
more about it at St. Louis." 

Kewane ■ 

"I was much pleased with the W. 
I. S. N. S. plan of extension wo-k, as 
presented by Miss Hamilton at the 
Kewanee institute. 

"It seems to me that there is a 
feld here worth careful thought. It 
the school can be brought to the 

working teachers, those who fo* - any 
'e'son arc unable to go to school 
and at the same time give them tne 
o\ ] ortunity to continue their teach- 
ing work, surely the usefulness of 
the normal will be greauy iu*ijasej. 
"I am in'erested in seeing the ex- 
periment tried out, and hope thit 
your normal will hold on until defi- 
nite conclusions can be drawn as to 
t'.ie value of the work." 

Galva, Illinois 


Columbia University and 
Teachers College' 

Courses in extension teaching are 
planned for two classes of students: 
First, men and women who can give 
only a portion of their time to study 
and who desire to pursue subjects 
included in a liberal education of 
the character and grade of a college 
or professional school, but without 
any reference to an academic degree; 
second, those who look forward to 
qualifying themselves to obtain in 
the future academic recognition, in- 
volving acceptance of the work 
which they may satisfactorily com- 
plete in entension teaching. 

At Morningdale Heights and at 
Newark, N. J., evening classes are 
maintained for extension work. At 
Brooklyn, courses arranged in a se- 
ries of three years are regularly 

A !nrp-p "umber of other courses in 
varied su^'eots will be given late in 
the afternoon and on Saturday, 
which wiU reneat those in liberal 
studies offered in the colleges of the 
university. These are given in the 
same manner and often by the same 
instructors as the regular courses. 
In many instances university credit 
will be granted. 

Numerous courses will be given at 
various centers. These will be either 
regular courses of collegiate grade 
or those preliminary thereto, offered 
weekly or fortnightly. 

Students of Columbia College and 
Barnard College will be allowed to 
attend extension courses which are 
approved by the committees on in- 
struction, and will be allowed o 
fount them toward the degree cf A. 
B. and B. S., under the following 
r egulations: 

1. The election of extension coar- 

se.- must be approved by the con 
nittees on instruction. 

2. Students will not be allowed 
to exceed a total of I !i hours pei 
week (16 hours in Barnard College) 
including the hours of extension 
courses, save for reasons of weight 
and by the special permission of t'ife 
committees on instruction. 

3. Students desiring these coui- 
ses to count toward the degrees of 
A. B. and B. S. must obtain at least 
a grade of C. 

Teachers College will continue to 
give, as hitherto, college credit for 
extension courses. 

Ohio State Normal College 

Athens, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1911. 
I am in receipt of your recent com- 
munication in which you ask con- 
cerning the Extension work at the 
Ohio University, and the State Nor- 
mal College. In reply I will say that 
this is the second year that we have 
attempted such work, and we are all 
very well satisfied and some of us are 
enthusiastic over the results. It has 
been pretty much in its experimental 
stage, but we are now passing out 
of that condition. I think the best 
way to get you acquainted with it is 
to narrate in brief what we have 
done. Our purpose in the first place, 
was to carry the work of the Univer- 
sity out farther than the college 
campus; to give a great many teach- 
ers who have never had college or 
Normal School training an opportu- 
nity to supplement their education; 
to aid those teachers who are work- 
ing out, by slow process, a course by 
attending the summer school only; 
and to possibly engage the interests 
of teachers who perhaps never would 
come to college halls. To the end, 
in the fall of 1910 I organized in 
Nelsonville a class in Sociology, 
taught by Prof. Treudley. At the 
holiday season the class reorganized, 
some fifteen or eighteen in number, 
by taking up the subject of Ethics, 
taught by Mr. Treudley. In the 
spring term they continued their or- 
ganization by taking a course in 
History of Education under Dr. Gard. 
This fall term of 1911 we have two 
organizations in Nelsonville, one with 
twenty-one members in it, studying 
Agriculture under Dr. Mathey; the 
other taking Beginners' German un- 
der Dr. Claassen, and I am told that 
the Nelsonville center will maintain 
its organization throughout the 
year. Another center organized last 
year was one at Pomeroy, where 


The We: i El ■ ! oub i ef 

fourteen teachers pursued two 
courses throughout the year, one in 
the History of Education and the 
other in the Methods of Geography, 
taught by myself. This class is not 
in organization th's year. Another 
center is at Logan. There last year 
we had sixteen members who took 
two courses, one in Geography and 
one in Elementary Course of Study, 
conducted by Dean Williams. This 
center has increased its membership 
to twenty-one and are now taking 
Elementary Agriculture. A center 
was also organized last year at Jack- 
son, Ohio, with eighteen members 
in it. This class has no organization 
this year, but its place has been 
taken by a much larger class in the 
town of Wellston, only a few miles 
away, where some of the Jackson 
people are attending. Another cen- 
ter organized this year is one at 
Glenford, some forty miles away, 
where fourteen people are taking the 
History of Education. 

In this work a regular professor 
of the University conducts one even- 
ing each week a class period of two 
hours. In this time he aims to cover 
essentially what he would in a week's 
work in the regular University class. 
We find that this can be done very 
well, for the student usually is morj 
mature in mind than the average 
college student, and besides it is 
about all the outside study she has, 
consequently has plenty of time to 
prepare the lessons, do collateral 
readings and make ample reports. 
I have found in the classes I have 
personally conducted and the other 
instructors, with one exception, unite 
in saying that at the end of the terms 
these students pass as good an exam- 
ination as do the students regularly 
enrolled in the University. For this 
work we give them the same credit 
as if they were here in college. The 
experienced teachers take up the 
work with very much enthusiasm. 
In my Wellston class I have the 
Superintendent of Schools, a grad- 
uate of Miami; the Principal of the 
High School, a graduate of Hamil- 
lon, New York; a High School teach- 
er, a graduate of Valparaiso; and 
other teachers who have been teach- 
ing from fifteen to twenty years. We 
do not give a diploma for work done 
exclusively by the extension method, 
but we find that this extension work 
is having an influence in bringing 
students to the Summer School, as 
well as to the regular winter cours- 
es. All some teachers need is a taste 
of college credit; to work out during 

the course of a winter several hun- 
dred hours, they see the results of it, 
and they are be^irin'ng to ta 
coming to the Summer School or 
dropping out a year or two and tak- 
ing the course. 

Very truly, 
(Signed) <". L. MARTZOLFF, 
Alumni and Field Secretary. 

State Normal School, 
Springfield, Missouri 

"The faculty has done much wo'ii 
outside the school during the past 
year. Extension classes were main- 
tained in seven places, conducted bj 
many members of the faculty from 
the departments of pedagogy, En- 
glish and history. . . Any class 
of ten in one subject may be organ- 
i7ed wthin easy reach of Springfield. 
The amount of work for an entire 
year will be two term credits. 

State Normal School, War- 
rensburg, missouri 

At the request of Mr. Wise, I a-a 
writing you to tell you that we re- 
gard our extension .vork with a^- 
much value as we do the resident 
work. This is my third year doing 
such work, and I am thoroughly sat- 
isfied that our school is doing ho 
work of more value, to it and the 
students taught. I should have said 
this is my third year in s'edalia, and 
the work will be continued next ye. r 
I shall be glad to furnish details. 

Very truly, 
(Signed) C. A. PHILLIPS, 

Head Supt. P-?d. 

The Galesburg Republican 
Register Editorial 

At the meeting of the various Nor- 
mal Boards and principals at Spring 
field, Wednesday, this question «ame 
up for serious consideration. All 
were impressed with the smallness of 
the product of the normal school^, 
and with the large number teaching 
who have not had the scientific pre- 
paration to instruct. 

It has become clear that the pro- 
portion of untrained teachers to 
trained teachers is very large. The 
great majority of the teachers in the 
schools of the state have no normal 
school preparation. They step from 
the recitation room Into the school 

room, there themselves 

the task of teaching without prepa 


normal schools thus being 
t draw but a fra< tic 
their walls, it stan.-ls to reason th.u 
to get the largest good out of I 
schools there should be 
some plan by which they can 
the teachers who cannot afford to 
attend. The normal schools si 
bo in some sort of communication 
With every teacher within their re- 
ive territories and should he 
the illuminating center for the com- 
men school interests of that terri 
tory binding the schools into a unit. 

Thus the suggestion made at O' 
conference should have weight. .11 
a very illuminating and intelligible 
address Principal McGilvrey, of the 
Western Illinois State Normal School 
at Macomb, outlined the experiments 
undertaken there in extension work, 
b" which the instructors of the insti- 
tution are conducting classes in 
Quincy, and other cities. According 
to this talk, this work, although yet 
in the beginning stage, has aroused 
Veen interest and gives promise oi 
great usefulness. This is taking the 
normal school to the teachers active 
ly engaged. 

The normals of the state, when 
one considers their gifted faculties, 
their magnificent equipment, a^J 
their large cost, as a whole are not 
ir. iking the best of their fields. m 
the aggregate they have plants and 
grounds that represent a million and 
a half dollars of investment by the 
state. To pay their ordinary expen- 
ses annually costs in the neighbor- 
hood of half a million dollars. There 
is a demand by each of them for fur- 
their equipment to meet the needs of 
the times. There is furthermore a 
feeling that they are not doing the 
pedagogical work that they might 
for all the schools, but that they a:'e 
supplying schools for the front rank 
o' the teaching profession. If these 
r w lines of work are undertaken 
a id the schools become something 
more than ; nstruction within four 
walls, then the people will be all the 
n ore willing to give assistance. 

to occupy a furnished front room. 
Mrs. M. E. Hosman, 

320 N. McArthur St. 

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MACOMB, ILL., MAR. 28. 1912. 



Meeting to Ee Held at Peoria to 

Create Co-eperntion among 

College Periodicals. 

Several days ago the editor recei* 

ei. : a letter irom Mr. J. E. Shatfo'-u 

igistiar oi Wi.liam and V^sl , 

e, imiting the Courier to se;n 

i o or more rei resentatives to a cou- 

• at Peoria, April 13, 1912. A 

it v. i ii; ;-isgs from the letter will ex 

I kaiQ the purpose of the meeting. 

The Courier wishes to complime u 
ivement. As surely as the news 
j uters and magazines of this countr 
cert an influence on our nations 
life, so can the college papers exe t 
an infiuen.e on college life. Nr» i ':< 
will dispute the fact that the ma o' 
people quite commonly condemn • Al- 
leges a.?d look upon college students 
sometimes as moral wrecks. This is 
a sad state of affairs. It it improv- 
ing, no doubt; but this false idea 
can be eradicated first by creating a 
sertiment against all forms of sus- 
picious practices; and pecond, by 
informing the general public as • 
the high order of work the colleges 
are attempting to do. The papei is- 
sued by the colleges throughout C 
state are already doing much, b it 
they are not making full use of their 
opportunities. An organization sue'; 
as is proposed above will certainly 
do much to unify and elevate the ■ .-- 
forts made by the college publica 
t'ons. The Courier, therefore, is 
heartily in sympathy with this mov t - 
ffient and will make a brave effort to 
re represented at Peoria April 1. 

The object of this convention is. 
primarily, the organization of an in- 
stitution to be known as the Illinois 
Inter-Collegiate Press Association, 
'.he purpose of such associations be- 
ing to create a co-operation among 
the college periodicals of the stat° 
and a resulting efficiency and in 
crease of influence. 

This movement is perhaps of 
greater moment than any which has 
ever yet taken place among college* 
of this state. It is a progressive fe 
ture which the colleges of the live 
state of Wisconsin have adopted an ' 
(Continued on page 124) 



Trustee Keefer Delivers a Paper 
at the Meeting of This Associ- 
ation at Champaign. 

"An association of those interested 
in obtaining and conserving an 
abundant supply of pure water in 
tl."> state of Illinois." 

The fourth annual meeting of this 
asociation was held at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois March 5th and 6th. 

Two hundred and fifty men, may- 
ors, members of boards of health, 
and city councils, chemists, physi- 
cians, and engineers, met in the in- 
terest of a pure and a safe water sup- 

A portion of the program will in- 
dicate the nature of the meeting: 

Limitation of Stream Pollution — 
Paul Hanson, University of Illinois. 

The Necessity of Safe Water Sup- 
plies in the Control of Typhoid Fe- 
ver — Dr. A. J. McLaughlin, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Typhoid Fever and the Water Sup- 
ply of Mattoon — R. A. Gabbert, Mat- 

Characteristics of Typhoid Fever 
Outbreaks — H. N. Parker, University 
of Illinois. 

(Continued on pagt 124) 



George Rausch is Conducting 

Classes for the Fourth Ward 

Children on Saturdays. 

The opportunities offered by the 
Manual Training Shop have been re- 
cently extended to a number of pupils 
of the fourth ward school in this city. 
Miss Eula Cordell, '09, who is principal 
of that school, offered to allow the boys 
of her room to come out to the shop 
every Saturday forenoon if they wish- 
ed to work. 

About fifteen boys xpressed a de- 
sire to take up the work and George 
Rausch volunteered to teach the class. 
For several weeks many of the boys 
have been coming to the shop every 
Saturday morning regularly and they 
have been making much progress. 
The first few lessons were intended to 
teach them the use of 'the tools. At 
present they are able to work quite in- 
dependently of the teacher and show a 
live and healthy interest in their 

The girls of the same room becom 
(Continued on page 124) 


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No undertaking of this school is 
more popular among the teachers of 
this locality or adds more to the pop- 
ularity of the school in general than 
the Summer Term's work. Already 
arrangements are being made for the 
Summer School and the program of 
classes has been printed. These print- 
ed programs will be included in the 
Summer School Annoucement but 
single copies can be secured by writing 
to the Principal. 

Besides the very complete courses, 
the subjects required of Normal School 
graduates in taking the examination 
for a state teachers' certificate will be 
offered by way of review. These are 
Psychology and Principles of Teach- 
ing, History of Education, and Eng- 
lish. This arrangement will enable 
our graduates to write on this exami- 
nation with the feeling that they are 
fully prepared for it. 

Lives of great men all remind us, 
As we o'er these pages turn 
That we often leave behind us 
Letters thatwe ought to burn. 
With apoligies to Longfellow and 


A certain young man by the name 
of "Spike" attended a sermon at a 
certain town one Sunday. His friends 
say he ate too much at the noon meal. 
At least he took a little jonrney to 
"Slumberland" during the discourse, 

The Western Courier 

g the reverend gentleman to 
pause and say, "Wake that young man 
up back there." Of i would 

not be funny if the sermon had not had 
for its title "Hell". Is jhe joke on 
Spike, the preacher, or Hades? 

A small office has recently been 
placed in the east end of the second 
floor hall for the librarian. Here all 
the work of the library, such as cat- 
aloguing and preparing books for 
use in the library, will ce done It will 
give some much needed room for 
bocks in the stack room which here- 
tofore has been filled up with desks. 


The Annual Inter-Normal Oratorical 
Contest between this School and 
Normal University will be held in the 
auditorium tomorrow night. Mr.Elon 
A. Messenger will represent Old Nor" 
mal audhis oration is, "The Laborer 
and Society." Mr. Ross Stephens 
will represent Western Normal and his 
oration is, "Universal Peace." 

Directly after the program an in- 
formal reception will be given for the 
two orators in the Music Room by 
the Junior Class and the Oratorical 
Board of Control to which all who at- 
tend the contest are invited. 


A conference of Normal School 
presidents in the United States was 
held at the Auditorium Hotel in Chi- 
cago March 2 0-21, and Mr. McGil- 
vrey, representing this Normal 
School, was present. 

The "Problem of Normal School 
Extension" was discussed by Presi- 
dent Jos. H. Hill of Emporia, Kan- 
sas, and Mr. McGilvrey was called 
upon to explain certain phases of the 
plan as It is conducted here. This 
would indicate that cur plan of ex- 
tension is attracting nation-wide 
attention. Certainly a new move- 
ment is being felt all along the 
educational line. 


After the debate Friday evening 
the Y. M. C. A. boys gave a reception 
to the boys of the school in the mu- 
sic room. Here music was had on 
the graphophone and several enjoya 


enu of oyster 

served. This was the 

i. . 

ard vas evident, by the 

ion of the boys of their > 
n ent of t!;3 evening. 


The last game of the tournament 
was played Thursday evening, March 
7, betv/een the eleventh and t 
grade teams. It was not a regular 
tournament game however, as 
teams were tied for first place at the 
end of the tournament. This game 
broke the tie and gave the eleventh 
grade the victory and also the chs 
onship pennant for the season of 1912. 
The score was as clc^e as the game, 
it being 17-12. The game was not" 
only close but was fast and exciting 
throughout. Much enthusiasm was 
shown by the large crowd of rooters. 
This was a final climax to the gen- 
eral rivalry which had been prevalent 
throughout the day before the game 
was called. 

This ended the first basket ball 
tournament held here, which has been 
very good and also very beneficial to 
those who participated in it. 

The line-up follows: 

Twelfth Grade Eleventh Crade 

R. Wilson, 

capt. R.F. 




Walters, capt. 













Referee, Walrath 
Umpire, Sorensen 
Timekeeper, Dobson 
Score-Keeper, McCall 

Eight hundred pamphlets advertis- 
ing the fourth annual Neighbor Field 
Meet are now ready for distribution. 
They were printed on the Courier 

The Western Courier 


>f the John Swaney schcol located at 
McNabb. 1!!. in a communication to 
Mr. Johnson describes his work there 
md briefly outlines the important 
work of the institution. 

It ha:- been some time since 1 have 
near J from the Biology department 
work directly, but I assure you 
I am as much interested in it as when 
I was assisting. Every day brings prob- 
lems made easier by my work there. I 
am teaching Physics, Chemistry, 
Agriculture, and Civics. Physics and 
Chemistry are taught each year while 
four years work in Agriculture is given. 
This alternates, two years being giv- 
en each year. As I have never given 
you a character sketch of my work per- 
haps it would be a good time now be. 
fore the evolution is lost. 

A year's course in physics is given- 
Our laboratory has been equipped 
more fully this year enabling us to do 
much better work than heretofore. 
We give a year in Chemistry, six 
months of the year Inotganic Chem- 

1 am giving cne course in Agricul- 
ture this semester,-- Horticulture. 
This course consists of the study of in- 
sects injurious to fruit growing, with 
methods of prevention. The last half 
of the semester is given over to budd- 
ing, grafting, and pruning. Besides 
caring for our school or orchard we do 
work in neighboring orchards. Each 
member of the class will graft and pre- 
pare trees for the setting out of an 
orchard to be his own. The trees 
are to be taken away from here in a 
year or two. 

Agronomy was given last semester 
consisting the first half semester 
of the study of injurious and 
beneficial insects and weeds with 
method of eradication. The last half 
semester of this course was corn judg- 
ing. The course in corn judging led 
up to the establishing of a county corn 
show by the John Swaney School. 
The funds for purchasing the cups and 
for necessary expenses were donated 
by the people of the community. The 
show permits all boys and girls in the 

county under 21 years of age to < m 
pete. The cups are permanent prop- 
erty of the show, to remain at the 
school. The winner's name with the 
date is engraved on the cup. I believe 
this will mean as much as a money 
premium, I am in hopes more. Our 
first show, March 8th. was a success, 
and many have expressed the opinion, 
that it will surely create an interest of 
better corn growing in the country. 
Tha board of education has been very 
liberal v/ith us this year, adding to the 
library, apparatus for the physical and 
chemical laboratories, agricultural ap- 
paratus, a table and a cupboard to the 
domestic science department. Our 
school gave an entertainment not long 
ago which netted us $85.00; this will 
be spent for linen, silver and chinaware 
for our Domestic Science department, 
In the last two years the John 
Swaney School has swelled its ranks 
from forty-five to sixty in the High 
School; about the same in the grades. 
Our building is now loaded to its 
greatest capacity. A further increase 
means first more room. Now that I 
am to leave in June I many times 
feel as though work here has but 
begun. However, I feel it my duty to 
make better preparation for work and 
go on to the University in September. 
Very Sincerely, 

R. L. Eyman. 


The last feature of the very excell- 
ent program of inter-class contests in 
Declamation, Music, Essay, and De- 
bate was the Debate held between the 
Eleventh grade representatives and rep- 
resentatvies from the twelfth grade'The 
question was "Resolved: that the 
United States in the Interest of Uni- 
versal Peace should disarm." 

The affirmative side of the question 
was upheld by Mr. Owen Pratt and Mr. 
Lester Allely representing the Twelfth 
grade. The negative view was argued 
by Mr. Onno Walters and Mr. Theron 
Chaney chosen from the eleventh 

Both sides of this much argued ques- 
tion were well presented and some good 
points in debate were brought out. The 

judges, Mr, Dickerson, Mr. Morgan, 
and Mr. Bassett decided in favor of 
the negative, two to one. 

The winning of this debate gives the 
elevens one and a half points toward 
winning the prize offered by the Ora- 
torical Board of Control. However, 
the Junior class has won more points 
than any one other class so the picture 
will be presented to it. 



Plans have been in progress some 
time looking toward the dedication of 
the new organ directly after it is in- 
stalled. It was first thought the serv- 
ices could be held on Easter Sunday 
but owing to an unavoidable delay at 
the factory it is feared the organ will 
not be in working order by that time. 

If it is not, the services will be post- 
poned one week if necessary. The 
Grand Army of the Republic of this lo- 
cality has accepted an invitation to at- 
tend in a body and the Knights Temp- 
lar have also been invited. 

Miss Shamel expects to have a very 
beautiful program prepared for the oc- 
casion. At present a chorus of sixty 
voices is being drilled on Farmer's Mass 
in B Flat and the indications are that a 
fine musical treat will be the result. 
The solo parts will be taken by Miss 
Louise Tunnicliff and Miss Evelyn 
Wyne. Mrs. LeRoy Stocker will sing 
a solo, "Repentir," by Gounod, accom- 
panied by the organ, piano, and violin. 
The Nevin quartet will also furnish 
some of the music for the program, 
and a double quartet of mixed voices 
will also be a feature. 

If the weather is fair the auditorium 
will undoubtedly be overcrowed and 
certainly a fine program will be given. 

The following is the final standing 
ing of tht teams at the close of the 

Teams Games Won Lost Pct. 

E'evens 6 5 1 .833 

Twelves 6 4 2 .667 

Nines 5 3 2 .600 

Tens 5 2 3 .400 

Normal 5 I 4 .200 

C.S.Class 5 1 4 .200 

I2 4 

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(Continued from page 121) 
>\hich has been in vogue in lov, a •• 
u few years, and litis r,roduced «• > 
satisfactory results. It is strju,,. 
urged that every paper in the stale 
be present at this convention, h 1- 
high time that the college paper., 0:' 
this state were beginning to broaden 
out into their legitimate fields of a^ 
tivity, not only as merely local agents 
but also as units of a co-operativ. 
union for the advancement of com- 
mon student interests of all kinds 
among the state colleges. 

There will be a committee apponi'- 
ed at the state convention whose 
duty it v ill be to make an investiga- 
tion of press associations now in us" 
ard to ascertain therefrom the best 
steps to be taken toward the forma- 
tion of our state association. A im- 
port of their work will be published 
at a date soon after the convention 
in all of the college papers which are 
at that time members of the associa- 

The banquet which will be served 
the evening of convention day wi' 
be followed by a program of spo > 
ers who will tell us something of the 
nature of such organizations anJ 
point out the things which we ma} 
hope to accomplish from such an o 
ganization. Other speakers will treat 
of the benefits of co-operation which 
may be derived from a complete co- 
operation among the several s-'fl "1 

This movement will be watch id 
with great interest by colleges in oth- 
er states, and it is highly important 
that we carry this proposition .«. a 
successful issue, which cannot be 
hoped for without the united co-op- 
ration of the most representative 
schools in the state. 

(Continued from page 121) 

Hypochlorite Sterilization of Lake 
Michigan Waters — Prof. W.Lee Lew- 
is, Northwestern University. 

Installation and Successful Opera- 
tion of a Million Gallon GravityFilter 
Plant — John M. Keefer, Mayor of 

Filter Plants Illustrated — W. W. 
DeBernard, Chicago. 

Sanitary Survey of the Mississippi 
River Water at Moline — Dr. Edward 
r.artow, Secretary of the Associa- 
tion, University of Illinois. 

Dr. McLaughlin called attention 
to the fact that the United States was 
very careless in regard to typhoid 
fever, being contented with a death- 
rnt^ of ^H per 100,000, while the 

Uuropean cities run a-; low aa •". or 6, I 
He urged good Liter plants, the uoe | 
of hypochlorite of li:«e and dal y 
bacteriological tests at the 

A very important subject dis- 
cussed was that of "Hypochlorite o" 
Lime" as a destroyer of the typhoid 
germ. Us use at Evanston, Niaga- 
ra Fulls, Brie, Penn., and other pi; - 
r<, where a typhoid < . idemic ba I 
started, showed conclusively its ef- 
fectiveness in stamping out the dis- 
ease. Macomb has used this chem- 
ical with her filter plant for nearly 
year and will continue to io 
so. Ifypccheorite of lime is being 
used by nearly all cities which an- 
using water from the Great Lakes 
without filtering. All of these will 
soon be compelled to filter the lake 

Much interest was manifested in 
the strong paper delivered by our 
local trustee, Mayor Keefer. He gav^ 
a detailed account of the Macomb ft 
ter plant as to its construction, co.,'. 
and coFt of maintenance, and showed 
that it was saving the city mone.-, i- 
lt was supplying twice as much \\o 
ter to the city at one-half the Cu.-i 
ty the old system, and a better 1 id 
so f ter water at that. He also pointed 
o-tt that in thirty years, at the res 
ent rate of consumption, the plant 
would pay for itself and interest on 
the bonds, and then leave a balat ; 
of $14,000 to the city's credit. 

Mr. Keefer 's paper was well woi i- 
ed, clear, pointed, was well delivered, 
and well received. It was especial!" 
valuable to those cities which are 
soon to install a filter plant, and we 
received many requests for eopie„. 
His paper was printed in full by but".. 
the Macomb dailies for March 6ti. 

Tuesday morning the association 
held their annual banquet at the col- 
lege Y. M. C. A. and Wednesday noon 
the mayors and city chemists were 
entertained at the University (lub. 
The association voted to make tne 
University of Illinois their regular 
meeting place. 

All present felt that this associa- 
tion was fostering a good work, and 
that it deserved to prosper. 

Reported by 


(Continued from page 121) 
ing somewhat jealous of the boys ask 
edMiss Cordell to allow them to take 
upManual Training. The request was 
granted and six presented themselves 
for work last Saturday morning and 
there is a prospect for a larger number 

The boys under Mr. Rausch's d*r- H 
ection have completed a bench which II 
will be u-ed at the school building. The II 
remarkable simplicity and low ccct of I 
this bench makes it possible for every I 
school, city or rural, to provide _ itself I 
with one. In a later issue the O. 
will Inscribe it more fully and present 
a working drawing for the benefit of 
teachers and pupils who desire some 
such article but find themselves handi 
capped by a lack of money. 

The significance of this movement 
is worthy of notice. First of all, it 
shov/s the deep interest pupils find in 
shop work. This fact serves at least 
two purposes. It tends to keep the pu- 
pils in school longer, giving them a 
practical basis for study, and it also 
supplies the teacher's problem greatly. 
In the second place it shows how the 
Normal School can be made to serve 
the community by stimulating the pro- 
gressive spirit in education thru its 
many branches of activity. 

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MACOMB, ILL., APRIL 4, 28, 1912. 





The following facts concerning 
the relative number of State Normal 
school graduates in the differnt 
parts of Illinois will no doubt be of 
interest to the readers of the Cou- 

"There are three thousand five 
hundred teachers in the Military 
Tract and but one hundred and 
thirty-five of these are State Normal 
graduates. Thus but one teacher in 
twenty-six begins her work with pro- 
fessional training. The portion does 
not vary greatly for the sections 
served by the other normal schools 
of the state. For the DeKalb field 
it is one in twelve; for the Illinois 
Normal University field, one in 
twenty-two; for the Charleston field, 
one in twenty-five, and for the Car- 
bondale field one in twenty-seven. 
T^e normal schools are not furnish- 
ing more than enough trained teach- 
ers to fill the new positions created, 
due to the increase of poulation. 

The Macomb Normal, wishing to 
do everything possible to better con- 
ditions in the schools, is considering 
a plan by which it is hoped that 
many teachers may be able to get one 
full quarter's work in residence here 
each year. If the response to this 
plan should be in proportion to the 
needs of the schools, as indicated 
by the figures given above, a largely 
increased attendance for the spring 


Under the auspices of the Oratorical 
Association, Dr. Jerome H. Raymond 
will give his lecture, "Russia and Her 
Struggle against Autocracy", which 
will be illustrated by numerous lantern 

Dr. Raymond is a man of excep- 
tionally wide experience. He has trav- 
eled in a majority of the civilized 
countries of the world. While visiting 
these places he has observed conditions 
very closely and he has made a ten 
thousand dollar collection of lantern 
slides. At present he is professor of 
economics aud political science at 
Knox College. He has held many high 
educational positions in the foremost 
institutions of the country. Those who 
attend will be repaid many times over. 
Students holding the regular Ora- 
torical course tickets will be admitted. 
All other students will be charged fif- 
teen cents. Outsiders will be charged 
twenty-five cents. 

quarter would result. The details of 
this plan and some of the possible re- 
sults of its adoption are indicated in 
the following letter addressed last 
week to the county superintendents 
of the Military Tract by the princi- 
pal of the Normal School: 

County Superintendents of the 
Military Tract: We wish to know 
how many teachers in your county 
ciose their schools before April 29th. 
If there were need to do so, we could 
arrange a quarter's work here, begin- 


pagt 127) 


Ross Stephens Wins from Old 

Normal Man with "America 

and Universal Peace". 

Friday, March 29, 1912. occurred 
the annual State Inter-Normal con- 
test in the Auditorium. This contest 
was between an orator from the I. S. 
N. U. at Normal, Illinois and our own 
orator. The winner represents Illinois 
in the Inter-State Contest to be held 
at Emporia, Kansas in May. 

Mr. Ross Stevens, our own orator, 
gave the oration, America and Uni- 
versal Peace. His oration was a schol- 
arly production and was well received. 
His delivery was exceptionally clear 
and carried well. He well deserved the 
favorable decision given him by the 

Mr. Elon A, Messenger represent- 
ed Old Normal, giving the oration, 
"The Laborer and Society". His 
production concerned the position of 
the laboring man in society and how 
it might be bettered. His delivery 
was excellent and the contest was 
very close and interesting. 

The decision was unanimous in 
favor of Mr. Stephens. The judges 
were, Mr. Dwight E. Watkins, Dept of 
Public Speaking, Knox College., 
Sup't. R. C. Jones, Kewanee,, and 
Principal C. R. Maxwell, Qiiincy. 

The audience was not as large as 
it might have been, but it was appre- 
(Continued on pag« 127) 


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At last the High School Publication 
Contest is at an end. The final decis- 
ion of the judges has been given as 

In the weekly class, The "Canton 
Pennant" wen first place over the 
Dallas City "Perhaps." Both of these 
pnblications are worthy ones and 
apparently both have improved since 
the beginning of the contest. 

In the semi-monthly class, the "St 
John(Kansas) High School Echo" won 
first place, "The Senior" from Wester- 
ly, Rhode Island, a very close second, 
and "The Rapid Soo" Sioux Rapids, 
Iowa, third. All of these papers were 
well composed and well edited and are 
worthy of special notice. 

In the monthly class, the "Maroon 
and White" from Havana, 111. and 
"The High School Clipper" from Mon- 
mouth, 111., were the only entries. "The 
Clipper" was given first place by two 
judges and second by one, so it is the 
winner over the "Maroon and White" 
by only a narrow margin. 

The prizes for the winners will be 
ready soon. At present the design 
is in the hands of the artist and it 
will be delivered as soon as the en- 
gravers can complete it. 

Following are the names of the pap- 
ers entered in the three classes and 
the editors of each. 

"The Pennant," Canton, 111. Gem 0. 
Dudley and Leona Onion. 

"The Perhaps," Dallas City, 111. 
William Baker. 

The Western Courier 

"The Rapid Soo," Sioux Rapids, 
Iowa. Oscar Rosell. 

"The St. John (Kansas) High 
School Echo," Earl B. Ross. 

"The Senior," Westerly, Rhode 
Island. Arthur F. Anderson. 

"The High School Clipper," Mon- 
mouth, 111. Robert Teare. 

"The Maroon and White,", Havana, 
111. Mary Holdon. 


Mr. Mc Gilvrey has received a letter 
from Harold Gumbart who graduated 
from the Academy last year but who 
now attends the Carnegie Technical 
School of Applied Science. A para- 
graph from the letter will explain its 

"The students of the School of Ap- 
plied Science of the Carnegie Tech- 
nical Schools have organized a student 
committee to bring the advantages of 
this institution to the attention of high 
school seniors. As a former student 
of your school 1 am writing to ask if 
you will assist the committee to the 
extent of sending me a list of any sen- 
iors who are likely to attend college, 
especially an engineering school." 

The letter also says, "Our school 
offers exceptional advantages in the 
way of strong courses and well equipp- 
ed departments. It is favorably located 
with relation to the great industrial 
plants of Pittsburgh, which are open 
for inspection to our students. The 
Carnegie Institute, containing one of 
the best collections of technical and 
reference books in the country, is 
also available. 

The Courier is glad to speak a good 
word for the school thru its columns 
and is also glad to learn that Mr. 
Gumbart is studying at a school of 
such high standing. 

The Emersonian Society met and 
elected officers for the spring quarter 
as follows: Nelle Brinton, president; 
Lester Allely, vice-president; Charlotte 
Lanius, secretary; Harlow Wyne, treas- 
urer; Freda Haffner, chorister; Paul 
Leach, sergeant-at-arms. 


The students will 
visit of Dr. Butler from thi 
to our 0Ch< 
will also remember that his purpc 
was to examine our academy an 
make a report to the Board of Admi 
sion. Below are given extracts fror 
a letter from Dr. Butler that 
show the results of his visit: 

March G, 1912. 
Principal John McGilvrey, Wester 

Illinois State Normal School Acad 

emy, Macomb, 111. 

My Dear Principal McGilvrey: ■ 
am happy to tell you that the BoarJ 
of Admissions of the Unhersity oil 
Chicago at its regular meeting Sat-] 
urday morning, March 2d, approved 
of the addition of the name of youj 
high school to the regular list of oi 
co-operating high schools. Tl 
name of your school would therefor 
appear hereafter in the printed 1U 
of the Annual Register of the Uni 
versity, and you will very so 
ceive a letter reciting in detail whj 
is involved in co-operation, as well 
a framed certificate of the relatioi 
Sincerely your, 


A statement of the relations exis 
ing between the University of CI 
cago and co operating seconc 

j. Any graduate of a secondai 
school in co-operation with the Ui 
versity of Chicago, presenting 
the Office of Admissions at the Ui 
versity one of the regular certificat 
blanks filled and signed by the fac 
ulty and the principal of the school 
showing that the required amounS 
and rescribed subjects of college pre- 
paratory work have been done, wili 
be accepted at the University on sucM 
certificate and without entrance ex 
amination. This certificate include 
a specific statement that the studen 
is recommended for admission 
this University by the principal 

2. The officers of a co-operatir. 
school have the privilege of nomii 
ating one member of each graduati 
ing class for an honor scholarship at 
the University of Chicago. This does 
not mean that a scholarship will be 
granted to each nominee, since the 
number of available scholarships is 
always less than the number of can- 
didates offered. 

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:;. Each co-operating school may 

send to the annual oratorical contest 
occurring at the University of Chi- 
cago in November of each year, one 
boy and one girl, from th< 
class. The successful contestants are 
awarded a scholarship for one year 
in the University of Chicago. 

4. Seniors in co-operating schoi Is 
may in any Dumber enter competi- 
tive honor examinations in certain 
subjects, the successful contestants 
being entitled to a scholarship in the 
University for one year. 

5. The principal, superintendent 
and instructors in co-operating 
schools are members of the annual 
education conference which meets at 
the University in November. 

6. Members of the teaching staff 
of co-operating schools may pursue 
studies at the University of Chicago 
in the summer quarter at one-half 
the usual tuition rates. 

In view of possible changes in the 
administration of the school, the Uni- 
versity reserves the right to revoke 
the certificate of co-operation at anv 
time upon due notice to the school. 
Director of Co-Operating Work. 


(Continued from pag« 125) 

ciative and supported Mr. Stephens 
nobly. And here it may be said with 
pride that their applause for Mr. Mess- 
senger was equally vigorous. 

It only remains now for the loyal 
Norma'.ites to give Mr. Stephens their 
best wishes and to cheer him on to 

The following is the program: 
Piano Duet- -Fanfare Bohm 

Misses McFeeters and Brooking. 
Vocal Solo— Springtide Criene 

Miss Evelyn Wyne 
Oration-America and Universal Peace 

Mr. Ross Stephens, W.I. S.N S. 
Oration- The Laborer and Society 

Mr. Elon A. Messenger, I.S.N.U. 
Vocal Solo— Blow, Blow, Thou 

Winter Wind. Sargent 

Mr. Paul Leach. 

Miss Fanny Jackson, formerly ass- 
istant librarian here, but now librarian 
at Whitewater, Wisconsin, will visit 
her friends here next week. 


(Continued from page 125) 

ning Avril 29th and ending July 
Should v>, e do so, how many of 
the above teachers do you think 
could be induced to undertake this 
twelve weeks' work? Such ar- 
rangement would enable them to 
do one-third of a year's work and re- 
ceive credit therefor. This would 
enable teachers looking forward to 
graduation to do one year's work in 
residence in three years, without los- 
ing any time in teaching. A plan of 
this kind has many advantages over 
the short summer session for earnest, 
ambitious teachers. The success of 
this plan depends largely upon the 
hearty co-operation of the county su- 

I should like the above informa- 
tion to include village and city as 
well as country schools. 

Thanking you for the help, I am, 
Cordially yours, 


About twenty-five hnndred copies 
of Quarterly No. 13 will be ready for 
distribution soon. At present the 
Courier pressman is working on the 
forms without interruption. The book 
will contain about forty pages and is 
printed on egg-shell paper with a cloth 
of gold cover. Mechanically it will be 
the best the Courier press has turned 

The subject of the Quarterly is 
"Hebrew History arranged and adapt" 
ed for the Third Grade" by Miss 
Gladys Fishleigh, critic for the first 
grade in this institution. Those who 
have had the opportunity to see the 
proof are sure that this work will be of 
great value to teachers of third grade 
history. Any who wish copies may 
have them by applying at the office. 

Judging from the few scattering 
remarks the Coach has given us, the 
"all-star" basket ball team, excluding 
first team men of course, is as follows; 
Warner Watson, center; Ralph Wilson 
and William Spahr, forwards; Claud 
Wilson and Bert Crandall, guards. 


To the delight of baseball enthu- 
siasts, certain plans for ball equip- 
ment are materializing. It is not 
argued that "fine feathers make fine 
birds," but all the same, one's self- 
respect and one's standing abroad is 
betti red by neat apparel and correct 
tools for business. Among the para- 
phernalia ordered of A. G. Spalding 
& Bro. is a set of fifteen suits of 
a gray color trimmed with the Nor- 
mal purple and gold. The newest 
design of catcher's mask is due here 
sometime soon and the manual train- 
ing shop is putting into shape equip- 
ment in the way of a batter's cage, 
home and pitcher's plates, etc. As 
soon as the weather permits a back 
stop will take form and the grounds 
will be rolled and scraped into 
shape. In the meantime the numer- 
ous candidates are looking longingly 
at each rising sun and contenting 
themselves as best they can by 
speeding up on the cinder track, try- 
ing their "whips" wherever a dry 
spot can be located, or dodging the 
whizzing balls in the gymnasium. 

The coach is asked to give some 
expression of opinion of prospects. 
The facts for a judgment, however, 
are still under cover. Talk at this 
time of season is very cheap and 
many claim to see brilliant material 
among the thirty odd aspirants for 
first team positions. The first job 
will be to run down a catcher for a 
team pivot. Until that is done no 
I redictions have worth. Among 
those to be tried behind the batter 
are Campbell, Jeffries, Huey and Bea- 
corn. To face them in the pitchers' 
box we may count on Catlin, Stevens, 
Alexander, and Utley, with another 
one or two as yet unmasked. We 
will work on the principle that one 
man cannot hold down the third 
sack, and everywhere on the bases 
endurance and steadiness will be giv- 
en preference to brilliance and er- 
ratic work. There is determination 
to develop a fast out field of heavy 
hitters. They ought to be found 
among the stalwart youths of this 
Normal. The squad appear to mean 
business and there is no dearth of 
raw material if some of the present 
most promising players should prove 

If the Statue of Liberty should fall, 
could Russell E. Rector? 


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The Fourth Annual Neighborhood 
Field Meet will be held on the Normal 
athletic field May 11, 1912. The 
meet will begin promptly at 9:30 and 
will continue throughout the day until 
4:20. This day has grown more popular 
every year and will no doubt be better 
this year than ever before. 

The meet is open to s 11 regular pu- 
pils of the country schools, elementary 
graded schools and high schools and 
our own Academy, when properly certi- 
fied by the principal of their respective 

The forenoon will be devoted to track 
and field events in which country and 
graded schools may compete. The 
afternoon will be given to four year 
high schools. 

A booklet containing the program, 
rules of entry, etc. has been printed 
and can be obtained upon application 
to Prof. A. L. Walrath, Macomb. 

Friday evening, March 29, from four 
to five a reception was given by the 
Juniors in the Music Room in honor of 
the orator from the I.S.N.U., Mr. 
Messenger, and our orator, Mr. Steph- 
ens. Quite a large crowd of students 
were there. Tea was served by the 
Juniors and a short program was given, 
consisting of a solo by Miss Shamel, 
short speeches by the orators, Mr. 
Messenger and Mr. Stephens, also by 
Mr. Evans, instructor in Reading at 
Old Normal, and Mr. McGilvrey. Mr. 
Howard Thompson presided and the 
reception closed with appropriate yells. 

The Platonian Literary Society has 
elected the following officers for this 
quarter: Ralph Imes, president; Flo- 
rence Logan, vice-president; Beatrice 
Taylor, secretary; Mary Van Etten, 
assistant secretary; Evelyn Wyne, 
treasurer; Ernest McCall, serg»ant-at- 
arms; Hope McGillivray, chorister. 


A school teacher instructed a pupil 
to purchase a grammar. The next day 
she received the following from the 
child's mother: 

"I do not desire for Lula shall en- 
gage in grammar, as I prefer to engage 
in yuseful studies and can learn her 
how to spoke and write properly my- 
self. I have went through two gram- 
mars and I can't say they did me no 
good. I prefer her ingage in german 
and drawing and vocal music on the 
piano." — Exchange. 

Lives of great men all remind us 
As we read the daily news, 
That the papers try to show us 
Candidates that we should choose. 
N. B. 

Mr. Morgan: What is a dynamo? 
Miss B.— Some kind of a machine 
that goes off suddenly. 

Watch the "New Book" shelves in 
the Reading Room. They continue to 
be interesting. 

You may think 
This is poetry, but 

It isn't. 
The printer just 

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Authorized as a Memorial to 

Alfred Bayliss by the Board of 

Trustees.— Services Sunday, 

April 28, at 3 O'clock. 

"The children of the children we 
teach, may teach the forbears of 
those whose voices have been destin- 
ed from the beginning of time to 
swell the chorus of a song of deliv- 
(rence, whose theme shall be far 
more wonderful than that of the 
ecng of Moses and Miriam, and the 
ren and women of Israel." — Alfred 
Payliss, from the address to the 
Graduates of 1910. 

Dedication service under the di- 
rection of Miss Shamel. 


Soprano Mrs. LeRoy Stocker 

Violin Mr. LeRoy Stocker 

At the organ. .Miss Clara Dunsworth 
Nevin Quartet — Miss Helen Dallam, 

Miss Dorothy Stinson, Miss Susan 

B. Davis, Miss Shamel. 

Fanner's Mass in B-Flat. 

Soloists — Miss Louise Tunnicliff, 
Miss Evelyn Wyne. 

Double Quartet — Miss Ursula Ken- 
nedy, Miss Hope McGillivray, Miss 
Martha McLean, Miss Isabel Brook- 
ing, Mr. Theron Chaney, Mr. DeWitt 
Tobson, Mr. George Mapes, Mr. Paul 

Violins — Misses Dorothy Stinson, 
Mary Vose, Freda Welborn, Marion 
Ruddell, Messrs. Eli Smith, Russell 
Rector, Edward McDonough. 

Cello — Miss Susan B. Davis. 

Piano — Mrs. George Kullmer. 



Lord's Prayer. 


Presentation of the Organ — Trus- 
tee John M. Keefer. 

Acceptance of the Organ — Acting 
Principal J. E. McGilvrey. 


Kyrie Farmer's Mass 

Qui Tollis Farmer's Mass 



The Domestic Science Depart- 
ment Serves a Larger 

Some time ago this paper gave an 
account of extension work in Manual 
Training. Since that time the Domes- 
tic Science department has under- 
taken a similar work. 

Through the influence of Miss 
Eula Cordell arrangements were 
made for eighteen girls to tae Do- 
mestic Science every Saturday morn- 
ing. Last Saturday twelve girls im- 
mediately accepted the invitation 
and began active work. 

Miss Colby took charge of the 
c^ss but will give the young ladies 
specializing in that line an opportu- 
nity to do a part of the teaching. 
Miss Alice Crabill, Miss Mary Van- 
derburg, Miss Helen Brinck, and 
Miss Evelyn Wyne will have charge 
of the class at different times. 

The interest shown by the girls is 
commendable. This again proves that 
the subject is practical and neces- 
sary. Undoubtedly this small group 
will influence a larger number and 
may result eventually in the intro- 
duction of this branch into the citj 

The girls present last Saturday 
from the Third ward were Cecil Dan- 
ielson, Zelma Bourell, Kathryn Fuhr, 
Pess Cox and LaMot f e Carter. From 
the Fourth ward the following were 
present: Gladys Hanan, Winnie Mil- 
ler, Mabel Pope, Margaret Hanan, 
Ruth Tutt, Beatrice Spangler, and 
Bessie Carnahan. 

Repentir Gounod 

Mrs. LeRoy Stocker. 

Credo Farmer's Mass 

Et Incarnatus Farmer's Mass 


Au Soir Nevin 

Nevin Quartet. 

Agnus Dei Farmer's Mass 

Dona Nobis Farmer's Mass 


Gloria Farmer's Mass 

Postlude — Organ. 



By Dr. Raymond of Knox College 

on "Russia and the Struggle 

against Autocracy". 

Dr. Jerome H. Raymond delivered 
an illustrated lecture in the audito- 
rium last Friday evening on "Rus- 
sia and the Struggle Against Autoc- 
racy." The Oratorical Association 
was responsible for bringing Dr. 
Raymond here and those who held 
season tickets were admitted free. 

Dr. Raymond is especially capable 
io deal with the subject he had 
chosen. He has traveled in Russia 
extensively and has in that way 
gathered first-hand knowledge of 
that little known but great country. 
The slides he used were reproduced, 
many of them, from photographs 
taken by himself. Some were hand- 
tinted and were in themselves a rare 

Dr. Raymond opened his lecture 
with a description of Russia from a 
geographical standpoint. He told of 
the rapidly increasing population, 
the extent of the empire and its lim- 
ited possibilities. 

A brief summary of the history of 
the country, with pictures of the for- 
mer Czars, was given. Several slides 
showing the miserable condition of 
the peasants or servile class were 
strong arguments against the power 
of the absolute monarch. These 
people live in the most abject pov- 
erty, many being compelled to beg 
for a living. The high taxes and 
noor methods of farming serve to 
keep this condition always present. 

Perhaps the most interesting fea- 
ture of the lecture was the d«scfin- 
tion of the cities of Moscow and St. 
Petersburg. Moscow, the capital of 
the empire until the reign of Peter 
the Great, is noted for its beautiful 
and costly palaces and cathedrals. 
Every ruler of Russia has endeavor- 
ei to make a lasting monument to 
his memory in the form of a church 
cr palace. The result of this fever 
has been the piling up of immense 
wealth in these buildings to the 

(Continued on page 131) 


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If you are going to be a teacher 
you must, by all means, read the ar- 
t.cle in the last Outlook, "The Even- 
ing at the Gate," by Max G. Schlapp. 
If you are going to be a farmer, it is 
just as important that you read it. 
I.' you are interested in the welfare 
of the race after you are gone, you 
must read it. If you care for no 
one but yourself, do not read it. You 
might wake up. 

Spring surely must he here. The 
other morning we heard a drumming 
sort of noise. Upon looking toward 
the rear of the lot we saw a "nicker," 
or "yellow hammer," pecking away 
at an old upturned porcelain kettle. 
He certainly did make it jingle, too. 
We watched him with much curiosi- 
ty, noticing all the while that he 
looked up into the air after each 
spasm of drumming. Very soon 
three members of the same bird fam- 
ily joined him, and after a deal of 
chirping and calling, they all depart- 
ed, we suppose to begin work on a 
neat summer bungalow in a hollow 


(Continued from page 129) 

great sorrow of the peasants and la- 
boring classes. Gilded domes of the 
Byzantine style of architecture rise 
en every hand to meet the visitors' 
gaze. The interior of these cathe- 
crals present a gorgeous spectacle. 
The floors are often of jasper; the 
walks are quite often studded with 
valuable gems, and gold is used ex- 
tensively in decoration. 

The city of St. Petersburg was 

The Wkstern ( 

1 tei thi Greal to the 
n 'i I h and west ol 

attempted to build a monument that 
would forever stand as a reminder of 
his power. The site is poor in every 
way, the land is marshy and the cli- 
mate unbeautiful. In spite of all of 
these drawbacks, St. Petersburg has 
grown to be quite beautiful in it- 
architecture, although it does not 
equal Moscow. 

Dr. Raymond spoke of the govern- 
ment of the country also. At pres- 
ent there is no truly representative 
body with power to make laws 
There is an Imperial Council, but the 
I zar is under no obligation to accept 
Ms advice. The policy of the gov- 
ernment has been to put to death or 
to exile any and all who came for- 
ward with revolutionary ideas. The 
Russian people have only two cours- 
es to pursue; one is to bear the yoke 
without a murmur or rise up and as- 
sassinate the governmental authori- 
ties. History shows that often the 
latter policy has been followed. 

Russia, however, is not without 
her would-be reformers. A group of 
sane and sacrificing people have or- 
ganized under the name of Nihilists 
and are gradually winning influential 
men to their ranks. 

The greatest man Russia has ever 
produced was the late Count Leo Tol- 
stoi. He was born wealthy, but fol- 
lowing literally the command of 
Christ to the rich man, sold most of 
his property, all the state would al- 
low him to sell, and gave to the poor. 
He was a great writer on social prob- 
lems and fought against autocracy 
throughout his long life. One of his 
late novels caused his excommunica- 
tion from the Russian orthodox 
church. This act did not quiet his 
well doing, although it perhaps 
weaened his great influence over the 
common people. 

The masterly manner with which 
the speaker handled the subject, to- 
gether with the beautiful slides, 
made this lecture the most interest- 
ing and instructive feature of the 


Harold McKee and William Har- 
ris, both of Lombard, are spending <>. 
part of their Easter vacation around 
the Normal building. 

Mr. Ward Taylor of the University 
of Illinois was here last week. 

Mr. Royal Ritchie, also of the U. of 
I., visited his Macomb friends. 

was see:. 

[for al 

Miss J-. - 
teaches in Monmouth, 
Kiib friends daring the Easter va- 

Fairfax Townley, '11, who 

I rop Harbor, was compelled 
t<- be absent two or throe weeks on 
account of a violent attack of appen- 
dicitis. He is now improving. 


Twenty-six student? and two fa- 
culty members responded to Mr. 
Drake's invitation to arise at three 
o'clock Fiiday morning for the pur-' 
pose of viewing Jupiter through the 

Weather conditions were quite fa- 
vorable, and Jupiter, with four of 
the eight moons, was made plainly 
visible by the three-inch telescope. 
The mcon — that is, the earth's moon 
— was examined closely and pro- 
nounced genuine. The craters were 
quite evident, but some of the la- 
dies present were disappointed in noti 
seeing a man in the moon. The man 
probably knew this, is leap-year on 
the earth, and decided the wise thing 
to do was to "lie low." 

The planet Jupiter is the largest; 
1r the solar system, being about thir- 
' I larger than the 

earth. It 13 483,300,000 miles from 
the sun. Astronomers roll that it is 
rot in a solid state. Its density is 
1.23, just a little more dense than) 
water, while the earth's density isi 

Galileo in 1G10, with the first tele- 
scope, discovered the four largest 
satelites of Jupiter, and later, by 
complicated computations, the disr|| 
tance traveled by light was found tofl 
be 186,000 miles per second. 

Illustrated lectures are quite thej 
popular thing now. Rev. Mr. SmitW 
of the Universalist church was as-j 
sisted by one of the Normal lanterns! 
ir his lecture on the Passion Playl 
Sunday evening. Smith and Switzeil 
engineered the machine. 

The other lantern aided Mist : i 
Grote at the Presbyterian church ii 
her lecture on Korea. Mr. Drakel 
operated this one. 

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Fifteen or twenty men are regis- 
iietl tor track work but owing to 
be Inclement weather very little 
as been doue on the outside track. 

'he time for training is \ery short, 
at thos< interested are hoping for 
ouie rapid development as soon as 
lie weather permits. 

The entire team is scheduled for 
wo meets, one with Carthage col- 
ege at Carthage and one with the 
ialesburg high school at home. The 
cademy team will have the privil- 
ge of contesting for the cup in the 
dgh school section of the neighbor- 
ed meet. The inter-class meet 
irill also be an event of much inter- 

The material this year for a good 
irst team is in some ways an un- 
;nown quantity. The distance runs 
nay suffer from the lack of expe- 
rienced hands, Sallee, the old war 
torse being gone, but there are sev- 
sral promising recruits, Willard 
,Vatson, Glenn Hillyer, Claud Wil- 
ion, Richard Malcomson, and others 
leing ready for duty. 

In the sprints Sorensen will serve 
is a nucleus around which several 
jpeedy men may be clustered. Glen 
sickles, Paul Leach, and Clayton 
Ihomson are promising runners. 
Iklany have predicted from his spiel 
■ the basket ball floor that Roscoe 
Etost will be able to find a place 
imong the sprinters. 

For the shot and discus, DeWitt 
Dobson, Ralph Wilson, Ralph Stickle, 
Lloyd Card, and Alfred Sorensen, 
ire looked upon as favorable materi- 
il. In the jumps Salisbury and 
rhompson are the only old hands 
but probably Merrill Switzer will 
claim a good place in the events. 

The hurdles and pole vault seem to 
be monopolized by Howard Thomp- 
?on, Clayton Thomson, and George 
Erwin. H. Thompson, who is divis- 
ion captain of these events will at- 
tempt to develop some new men. 

Although the above summary is 
largely theory, those responsible for 
track activities will make a strong 
effort to crystallize it into definite 


Hats off to Mr. White, boys. A 
b3tting cage was needed for increas- 
ing the livelihood of developing hit- 
ters of the Ty Cobb type in the West- 
ern Illinois Normal. And behold! 

the manual training department 

rolls up its sleeves and in less than 
two Jei 

ov( t the lot. The cage 
I - ■■■ hi b 
rr.ay readily be taken apart and the 
wire rolled up. It will bo placed 
near the tennis courts on the ath- 
eld. Its purpose has been va- 
riously estimated about the campus, 
some expressing their belief that 
poor batters were to be confined 
therein. Others felt certain that the 
coach would retain weak batters for 
a worse fate, but declared their 
knowledge of the new structure by 
arguing that it was for shelter in 
case of rain or severe sun. 

At any rate this is another re- 
minder of the advantages of this 
school — print shop, manual training 
shop, music room and equipment, 
society halls, public speaking and 
dramatic department, domestic sci- 
ence apparatus, all generous and 
quick to enter into any worthy stu- 
dent project. In counting your bless- 
ings, Normal students, don't forget 
this one. 


Last Thursday morning at the 
chapel hour the official "W" was 
presented to those who had earned 
them in both football and basket- 
ball. Henry Black, last year's foot- 
ball manager, introduced each mem- 
ber of the team with a few words, 
e- ill iBmg the characteristics of the 
individual. Mr. McGilvrey presented 
the letters and at the same time read 
the record of each one for last 
term. It was gratifying to learn that 
a very large number of "A's" were 
earned by team members. There 
were quite a number of "B's" and a 
very few "C's." This record certain- 
ly shows that athletics can be con- 
ducted in such a manner as not to 
interfere in the least with school 

Those who received "W's" in foot- 
ball are Wayne Wetzel, Dewitt Dob- 
son7 Simon Sionson, Lloyd Smith, 
Henry Black, Grant Huey, Ross 
Stephens, Alfred Sorensen, Ralph 
Stickle, Lewis Gill, Ralph Wilson. 
Those receiving honors in basketball 
are Ralph Imes, George Salisbury, 
Alfred Sorensen, and Jerry Bennett. 

If a calf wore a bear skin would a 
cow hide? — Ex. 

The fourth grade challenged the 
grade to a game of b iseba 11 
yesterday. The game started at no o 
with a few seventh and eighth grade 
boys on each side, because neither 
grade had enough good players to 
make a team. The fourth grade 
went ahead and stayed there. The 
fifth grade team was at the bat and 
Harry Avery was up. Bill Russell, 
pitcher of the fifth's team, was sit- 
ting not very far from the left side 
of the plate. Along came a ball 
right over the plate. Whack! Out 
went the ball into the field, but the 
bat broke square off and flew back 
and hit Bill right on the upper lip 
with the broken end. He was soon 
taken to the building and with the 
assistance of Mr. White and Miss 
Lamkin, was cared for and then sent 
to Dr. Russell. It was found that 
his lip was badly cut and a few 
front teeth knocked loose. 


A new model drinking fountain 
has been installed on the second 
floor. It is so constructed that it 
will be impossible for anyone to 
leave the water running after drink- 
ing. "Shorty" says it will pay for 
itself in a few weeks. 

"Stephens won at Emporia. 
Toesn't that sound all right? 

Kind readers, we are giving 
you something to say about 
the Courier this week. Take 
your pencils and in the blank 
space draw all manner of 
Spring cartoons and write all 
manner of stinging editorials 
just as you want them. 


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oples of Orations to Be Clven at the Inter- 

Oratorical Contest Are Now in 

the Library. 

Copies of the various orations to be 
elivered at the Seventeenth Annual 
Contest of the Inter-State League of 
state Normal Schools to be held at 
i!mporia, Kansas, on May 3, have 
ieen received at this school and 
•laced in the library. A short re- 
ume of the topics of discussion may 
lot be amiss at this time. 

Earl W. Shinn, representing Kansas 
n\\ deliver the first speech on "The 
Jncrowned Hero." He treats of Ed- 
nund G. Ross, a member of Congress 
rom Kansas at the time of the at- 
empted impeachment of President 
Johnson. Ross voted against the im- 
>eachment contrary to the wishes of 
he Kansas electorate, and was forced 
,o live in political exile. He has been 
ecognized by present Kansas to have 
seen in the right. The style is both 
! ree and emotional. 

The third speaker is Carl I. Erick- 
son of Cedar Falls, Iowa, whose sub- 
ject is "The American Crime". In 
treating of the criminal policy of mob 
lynching, he points out that not only 
the southern states, c - t many of our 



The Normal Track Team Wins the Meet by a 

Score of Sixty-Nine and a Half to 

Fifty-Five and a Half. 

(Continued on page 143.) 

The track team from Galesburg 
High School was defeated by the Nor- 
mal team by the score of 69 V2 to 
5 5%. Some good records were 
made by members of both teams. 
Considering the fact that the stu- 
dents in this school should average 
two years older than the students of. 
a high school, the Galesburg team 
did well indeed. The distance run- 
ner, Temple, was the star of the vis- 
iting team. Erickson, Wright and 
Jordan also showed up well. 

Sorensen of the Normal received 
three firsts and a second. R. Wilson 
was next with two firsts and a sec- 
ond. C. Thomson ran a sensational 
hurdle race, winning over his oppo 
nents by a good lead. Wilson did 
^ ell in the 440, and Dobson acquit- 
ted himself with honor in the shot- 
put. Salisbury captured a first in 
the standing broad jump. 

The results of the meet follow: 

100-yard dash — Sorensen, N, first; 
Erickson, G, second; Jordan, G, 
third. Time, 11 flat. 

50-yard dash — Sorensen, N, first; 
Jordan, G, second; Erickson, G, 
third. Time, 5 4-5. 

Discus throw — Wilson, N, first; 
Sorensen, N, second; Franklin, G, 
third. Distance, 9 7 ft. 2 in. 

(Continued on page 143.) 



The Boys Defeat the Team from Canton, Mo. 

by a Score of 5-1 while Hedding Loses 

to the Tune of 5-3. 

Revenge is sweet. So was the vic- 
tory which the Normal boys gained 
over the team from Christian Univer- 
sity of Canton, Mo., last Friday. The 
score of 5 to 1 tells the tale, but the 
fact that the visitors only got three 
scattered hits off Stephens tells it 
better. He was in regular mid-sea- 
son form and had the Canton boys 
guessing all the time. He made sev- 
en men whiff at the plate, which is 
equal to saying that "a bird in the 
hand is worth two in the bush." 

We must not overlook the other 
wheels in the machine that accom- 
p'ished the feat. Every man wan 
there to play ball, and every man did 
play ball. In the batting line, tbey 
poled five hits off Alderton, the big 
twirler for Canton, which brought in 
as many runs. The most damage 
was done in our half of the first in- 
ring, when four Normal men crossel 
the plate. Another run was put over 
later in the game. Our boys had 
three errors chalked up to them, one 
Of which was directlj responsible for 
the lone tally made by the Missouri- 
ins. A strong wind from the south 
west was blowing, which handicap- 
ped both teams to some extent. Sev- 
eral foul balls would have been two- 
base hits if it had not been for the 

The line-up follows: 

Normal. Christian. 

Wetzel lb E. Lloyd 

Erwin 2b Delaney 

Huey 3b Hetzler 

Terrill ss Bear 

Jeffries c Bradshaw 

Black If Bloom 

Walters, Allely. . .cf J. Lloyd 

Thomas, Walters.. rf Roberls 

Stephens p Alderton 

Normal 40010000 * — 5 

Christian U 00001000 — x 

Stolen bases — Bloom, Huey, Ter- 
rill. Sacrifice hits— Jeffries. Two- 
tase hits — Terrill, Huey, Delaney. 

(Continued on page 143.) 


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The editor has requested me to 
write a brief article on some topic 
closely connected with school life, and 
I have chosen the above. 

As I see the seniors working on the 
Sequel, it seems to me that it has 
grown to be a hinderance to good work 
in the Senior year instead of a help. 
Each class has set up as its motto "a 
better and more expensive Sequal 
than any former class has been able 
to produce." Year by year the amount 
of labor and money expended has in- 
creased until the burden has passed 
a'l reasonable bounds. 
Is the Sequel important enough to take 
more time than any other one school 
activity and even more than any one 
subject in the course? Is its value mea- 
sured by its bulk and by its cost in dol- 
lars? Is it good business policy to print 
a book costing from two to three dollars 
a copy and sell it for one dollar? These 
are some of the questions the next and 
succeeding classes should consider. 

Up until this year one senior play 
was enough. This year we are to have 
two and perhaps more. The reason 
is the Sequel must have the money. 
A more expensive book has been plan- 
ned than there is money to pay for, 
consequently more money must be 
raised in some way. 

Isn't it time to apply common busi- 
ness sense and plan expenditures on 
the Sequel so as to keep within the 
known resources, rather than plan an 

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expensive book and then strain to raise 
the money? No one can run his own 
private affairs successfully on the prin- 
ciples followed by the Sequel staff. No 
one knows that better than the staff 
itself, but it says it is bound by preced- 
ent. It reminds one of the rivalry 
among nations in building war 
vessels. It is not what is needed, 
but what the other fellow has done 
that determints what we are to do. 
We see the same foolish competition 
and extravagance in the race to keep 
up appearances in private life. 

I suggest something better for an- 
other year. A book costing well with- 
in the fund available. Less expense 
for mere paper and binding. Fewer 
pages if need be. And the material 
inside as good as it can be made. 
Let us spend our energies on getting 
material worth while for the inside 
and far less in extra efforts to dress 
our creation in extravagant form. It 
is the inside that counts and that is 
the part whrch is least expensive In 
this way we can have a good Sequel 
and also have more time for the other 
things which the Senior year affords. 
— 0. M. Dickerson 

No school tomorrow. If we were 
"kids" we would say "goody" but since 
we are not kids we will say "goody" 
anyhow. We don't want a holiday but 
we do want to hear and see that Mili- 
tary Tract High School Meet. The in- 
tellectual contest in the forenoon will 
be well worth attending and the track 
events in the afternoon will be even a 
little more inviting, Many of the men 
and boys of the school will be engaged 
as officers and clerks of the meet. 

Several back numbers of the Gales- 
burg High School Budget came to the 
office yesterday accompanied by the 
very signficant phrase " Please don't 
think that we have forgotten you. The 
circulation manager lost the book with 
addresses of the exchanges." We will 
forgive the circulation manager. 

Nothing like baseball to get all the 
students interested in a common cause. 

THE m ; 

The organ being placed in the aud- 
itorium in memory of cur late Pt 
pal, Alfred Bayliss, is constructed by 
M. P. Moller, of Hagarstown, Md., 
and is numbered Opus L54. It is 
being located on the east side of the 
stage above the air pipe, and the ex- 
tended console is on the floor of the 
auditorium. The organ has a pneu- 
matic action, and an electric blower 
supplies the wind. There are 931 

The console consists of two manuals 
and pedal-keyboard, swell and cres- 
cendo pedals, and the following stops: 
Flute, Violino, Oboe Bassoon, Tremu- 
lant, Bourdon, Stopped Diapason, Open 
Diapason, Salicional, Aeoline, Pedal 
Flute, Pedal Bourdon, Lieblich Ge- 
dacht, Flute D'Amour, Principal, Dul- 
ciana, Melcdia, with adjustable com- 
bination stops. The rwell box has 
seventy-three notes instead of the 
usual sixty-one. 


The Inter-Society debate was held 
Tuesday evening after Y. W. C. A. in 
Society Hall. The question was: Re- 
solved: That the decision of state 
judges should be subject to the recall 
of the people. Mr. Hov/ard Thompson, 
Miss Florence Logan and Mr. Ralph 
Imes upheld the affirmative for the 
Platonians. Mr. Lester Allely, Miss 
Lora Wilson and Mr. Charles Riley 
supported the negative in favor of the 
Emersonians. The debate was inter- 
esting and spirited throughout. The 
judges decided in favor of the affirm- 
ative. This gives the Platonians one 
and one half points toward winning 
the cup this spring. 

Last night when the Eli pulled out 
at 11:16 it bore a precious burden. 
Miss Davis, Mr. Ross Stephens and 
Mr. Howard Thompson were borne 
away to sunny Kansas fot the Orator- 
ical Contest, 

All they asked of us was to think real 
hard and pray silently for Stephens. 

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ding its three runs. In addition to 
that he struck out twelve men. 

Peterson, the Hedding pitcher, 
yielded four hits, which, with good 
base-running and errors on Hea- 
ding's side, gave us five runs. 

Our boys did not play as good a 
defensive game as they did Friday. 
The fact that it made the second 
game for them in two successive days 
accounts for this. This makes the 
fourth game of the season, and not a 
one has been lost. The support has 
been growing better and promises to 
continue so. 

The next game is with St. Albans 
Military Academy of Knoxville on the 
home grounds next Saturday, May 4. 

The line-up in the Hedding game 

Hedding. Normal. 

Cannon lb. Wetzel 

Cady 2b Imes, Erwin 

Nelson 3 b Huey 

Baird ss Terrill 

Coleman c Campbell 


Rowley If Black 

Gimson cf Allely 

braucht rf Walters 

Peterson p Catlin 

Hedding 00110001 0—3 

Normal 00010310 * — o 

First base on balls— off Peterson 
1, off Catlin 2. Left on bases — Nor- 
mal 10, Hedding 10. First base on 
errors — Normal 5, Hedding 2. Struck 
out — by Catlin 12, by Peterson 4. 
Fassed balls — Campbell 4, Jeffries 1. 
Coleman 1. Hit by pitcher — Black 2, 
Braucht, Baird. 

A letter to Miss Lora Wilson con- 
veys some interesting facts. 

"I am very elated tonight so will 
have to tell you my good news. I have 
been reemployed at a raise of ten 
dollars thus making my salary seventy 
for next year. I am going to teach 
Domestic Science. A four hundred 
dollar equipment is to be installed in 
the schoel which, I think, will be very 

I don't know that I will go to Nor- 
mal, but either to the Peoria Polytech 
nic School or to the University of Ill- 
inois. Teaching school is fine, but it 
sure is not a snap. * * * " 
— Garnet Payne 
Class of, '11. 


(Continued from page 141.) 

northern states as well, are victims of 
this cruelty to the negro. The state 
governor who permits such lawlessness 
is unfit for office. The task before the 
executives and the people is to permit 
no such atrocity as this "American 
Crime", for which we are made the 
object of foreign criticism. The appeal 
of this oration is strong and well worded. 
The fourth state appearing on the 
program is Wisconsin, represented by 
Howard M. Jones of LaCrosse, speak- 
ing "The Spirit of the Progressive 
Movement." This subject involves a 
wide difference of opinion among our 
present day politicians. The nature of 
insurgency as constituting reform of 
any kind is presented clearly . TSe pro- 
gressive insurgent is not one who wishes 
to overthrow an institution for the mere 
act; but rather one who sees clearly 
the need of reform and the remedy for 
the evil. The Progressives are finding 
followers in all the walks of life. Wis- 
consin should feel well represented by 
such an insturctive discussion and plea. 
The fifth and last speaker is Rush 
H Limbaugh of Cape Girardeau, Miss- 
ouri, who will speak of "Political Ideals 
and Industrial Progress." The strug- 
gle between capital and labor has dis- 
torted our ideals and conditions from 
the free and just idea's of Lincoln. 
The change has been complete. Now 
the capitalist can dictate the price of 
the poor man's food, and the politician 
betray his people equally as cruelly. 
The appalling conditions of the country 
demand a retrievement. This is be- 
ing expressed by the coming of reform 
in favor of popular government. 

All these orations show, besides the 
necessary careful and thorough study 
of the subject matter treated, an al- 
most perfect presentation of the oritor- 
ical English sentence structure; and, 
if delivered by competent speakers, as 
we trust they will be, will be well worth 
the efforts put upon them. 

Of the second speaker nothing need 
be said here, as your judgment has al- 
ready been passed upon the efficiency 
of "America and Universal Psace" 
and its author. 


(Continued from page 141.) 

Mile run — Temple, G, first; W. it- 
s' n, N, second; Crawford, N, third. 
Time, 4:57 2-5. 

220-yard hurdles — Thomson, N, 
first; Wright, G, second; Franklin, 
G, third. Time, 30 2-5 seconds. 

4 4 0-yard dash — Wilson, N, first; 
Scott, G, second; Watson, N, and 
Shultz, G, tied for third. Time, b7 
2-5 sec. 

Half-mile — Temple, 
Stickle, N, second; Scott, 
T ! me, 2 min. 18 2-5 aec. 

High jump — Phillips, 
Minteer, N, and Thiel, G, tied for 
second.. Height, 5 ft. 3 in. 

220-yard dash — Sorensen, N, first; 
Sickles, N, second; Hamblin, G, third. 
Time, 2 5 sec. flat. 

Running broad jump — Erickson, 
G, first; Jordan, G, second; Thomp- 
son, N, third. Distance, 19 ft. 1 y 2 


fi rst ; 

Shot-put — Dobson, N, first; Wil- 
son, N, second; Jordan, G, third. Dis- 
tance, 39 ft. 4% in. 

Standing broad jump — Salisbury, 
N first; Thiele, G, second; Stickle, N, 
third. Distance, 9 ft. 2% in. 

Pole vault — Wright, G, first; Cor- 
dell, N, second; Thompson, N, third. 
Height, 9 ft. 3 in. 

Half-mile relay — Normal, first; 
Galesburg, second. Time, 1 min. 42 


(Continued from page 141.) 

Eouble plays — Bear to Lloyd. Bases 
on balls — off Stephens 2, off Alderton 
4. Struck out — by Stephens 7, by Al- 
derton 3. Passed balls — Bradshaw, 
Jeffries 2. Umpires, Taylor and 

Hedtling vs. Normal. 

Normal took the second game in 
two days as easily as the first. The 
unlucky team that cast their lot with 
the home team was from Hedding 
College of Abingdon. After the track 
meet with Galesburg High School, 
the locals lined up with Catlin in the 
box and Campbell behind the hat. 
The rest of the line-up was practical- 
ly the same as the day before. Cat- 
lin not only pitched a good game, but 
a very good game. He only allowed 
the visitors five hits, which, with a 
lew errors on our side, gave Hed- 


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The Interscholastic Oratorical Con 
test of the University of Illinois for 
Pistrict No. 4 was held In the audi- 
torium last Friday evening. Prof. E. 
C. Baldwin of the University presid- 
i'd, and at the beginning of the pro- 
gram explained the purpose of the 
contest. Those who won in the two 
divisions are to represent this dis- 
trict at the University in May. 

A new plan is being tried this 
year. The University authorities are 
in doubt as to the real value of mem- 
orized orations, believing that think- 
ing on one's feet, so to speak, is bet- 
ter training in the art of public 
sr^aking. So this year a contest in 
extempore speaking forms a part of 
the work. The contestants draw lots 
from a set of twenty-five or more 
Questions one hour before the time 
of speaking. 

David Shoutze, representing the 
O.i'incy High School, was the first 
speaker, and his subject was "The 
State Fair." His thought was well 
framed and his delivery was good. 
The judges awarded him first place. 

Earl Smith of Clayton drew the 
subject, "High School Plays," and 
dealt with it skillfully. He was 
swarded second place. Henry E. 
Eralle of Camp Point spoke on "Fish- 
irg." He discussed the fishing in- 
dustry in a general way, but showed 
seme knowledge of his subject. The 
last speaker was Miss Ruth Von 
Krumreig of Vermont, who spoke on 
"The Standing Army." 

The second division was the contest 
in memorized orations. Bruce Brady 
of Monmouth High School delivered 
un oration with "The American Ideal 
as its subject. The life and services 
of Abraham Lincoln was the subject 
of the speech. Emry S. Simmonds of 
C?mp Point spoke on the famous ora- 
tions of the world, and his oration 
had for its title, "True Eloquence." 
John Midkiff of Biggsville, with 
"The Oration of the Revolution," 
made a good impression on his hear- 
ers. Patrick Henry and his service 
to the Colonies formed the basis for 
his discourse. 

Everett Miller of Clayton spoke on 
' The World's Master Patriot." The 
revolution in China was motive for 
the speaker, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen was 
the "Master Patriot." 

Carl Larson of Knoxville had, per- 
haps, as strong an oration as any of 
the contestants. His subject was 
"Aliens or Americans." 

The only girl in this part of the 
contest was Dorothy Edwards of Tal- 
lula. Her oration was "A Nineteenth 
Century Heroine." Clara Barton and 
h( j r service to the world through the 
Red Cross Society was the theme fol- 
lowed by Miss Edwards. An inter- 
esting speech on the Indian was giv- 
en by Obert Beatty of Quincy. His 
oration was entitled "The First Am- 

The judges tied in their choice for 
first place. John Midkiff and Bruce 
Brady were given equal markings. 

Three music numbers were given 
during the program. Miss Shamel, 
Miss Dunsworth, Mrs. Hursh and 
Mrs. Johnson gave a double piano 
number; Miss Brooking and Miss 
Dunsworth played a piano duet, and 
two selections were given by a dou- 
ble trio composed of Miss Shamel, 
Miss Wyne, Miss McGillivray, Miss 
Cordell, Miss McLean, anl Mis3 


Come and bring your friends and 
school to the Neighborhood Meet on 
Saturday, May 1 1th. Country schools, 
graded schools and high schools com- 
pete in their age groups. Make this a 
field and festival day. Bring your din- 
ners and enjoy the ravine at noon. 

The social side of this Neighborhood 
Meet is worth considering even tho 
you have no one to enter the events. 
But I am sure that if you have taken 
advantage of the good days, the road 
in front of the school-house for running, 
and the level place in the yard for 
jumping, you have some who can very 
creditably compete with other schools. 

This is your day - Come! 

Send all entries to Mr. A. L. 

If you were at the games last Fri 
c'ay and Saturday, and you should 
have been, you undoubtedly noticed 
the appearance of the team in new 
suits. But that was a very little 
thing compared to the way In which 
the boys acquitted themselves on the 
diamond. They played the game •?!! 
the way through, and well deserved 
the support which was given them. 
However, there is still room for im- 
trovement in the line of attendance 
at the games, and a spirit should be 
created, as is customary at gridiron 

One of the Seniors was calle 
the Third Ward of this city to teach a 
few classes Monday during the ab- 
sence of the regular teacher. 

Miss Pearle Davis, Academic 
graduate, returned fcr a short visit 
with her school day friends. 

Three athletic victories in two days. 
Getting even with "fate" for the bad 
deal he gave us in basketball. 

Student (at the drug store) — 
"Have you any invisible hair pins?" 
Clerk— "Yes." 
Student — "May I see some?" 

He stood on the bridge at twilight, 
As the game drew near to its 
'Twas a pensive mood in which he 
On the bridge of the halfback's 

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The Forenoon Given Up to a Beautiful Flower 

Pageant, while In the Afternoon Will 

Take Place Inter-Class Athletics. 

1. The Grand Processional — 

Sweet peas, poppies and butter- 
flies — Kindergartners, Is and 
2 s. 

Violets and Johnny Jump-ups, 
3s and 4s. 

Black-eyed Susans, 5 and 6 girls 

Rose Maidens, 9s, 10s, lis, 12s, 
and Country School Girls. 

Wisteria Blossoms, Advanced 
Academic Girls. 

Red Clover (class flower), Jun- 
ior Girls. 

Dark-red Peonies (class flower), 

Assisted by 

The Knights, 5 and 6 boys. 

The Second Patrol Boy Scouts, 
7 and 8 boys. 

The First Patrol Girl Scouts, 7 
and 8 girls. 

2. Sweet Pea Song and March— 

The pesy bed, 
Sleeping poppies, 
Games: Lovely Loo, Flower Race 
— Kindergarten, Is and 2s. 

3. Violet Pennant Drill. 
Pennant Race. 

Folk Games: Reap the Flax; Jol- 
ly is the Miller. 
Game: Net Ball — 3s and 4s. 

4. Free-hand Exercises. 

An Old English Drill with Swords 
— 5s and 6s. 

5. Military Marching. 

Free-hand Series — 7 and 8 girls. 

Girl Scouts' Dance. 

First Aid Demonstration — Boy 

Panic Game Volley Ball. 

6. Indian Club Swinging. 

Folk Dance: The Crested Hen. 

Classic Dance: The Heart of the 
Rose — 9s, 10s, lis, 12s, Coun- 
try School and Junior Girls. 

7. Dumb-bell Drill. 

Folk Dance: "Sally Seeker" 
(Moorish 'dance with ker- 
chiefs) — Junior Girls. 

8. Indian-club Swinging. 

(Continued on page 150.) 


The Dining Room Is a Bower of Flowers. 

Mr. Hursh Acts as Toastmaster.— A 

Delightful Program Given. 

Thursday evening, May ninth, at 
eight o'clock, there was given by the 
faculty, in the Domestic Science room 
a farewell banquet to Mr. and Mrs. 
McGilvrey. It is seldom that every- 
thing unites to make an occasion so 
enjoyable as this proved to be. The 
one cloud was the realization that we 
are soon to lose our principal and his 
wife from the school. 

The dinning room, decorated for 
the evening was a bower of flowers. 
A feature of the decorations were 
large baskets of violets, tied with gold 
tulle, making the school colors, purple 
and gold. 

The following menu was served: 

Fruit Cocktail 
Roast Chicken Mashed Potato 
French Peas 
Olives Pickled Peaches 

Grapejuice Ice 
Hot Rolls 
Tomato Salad Wafers 

Bavarian Cream Cake 

Crackers Cheese 

Coffee Mints 

Salted Almonds 
Mr. Hursh as toastmaster, first in- 
troduced Mr. Johnson, who spoke on 
"The Work of the Teacher." Mr. 
Keefer responding to a toast on "The 
Campus", presented in a most interest 
ing way some of the history and asso- 
ciations of our own campus. Miss 
Prentice, in speaking of "White 
Magic" emphasized especially the 
value of friendship. Mr. Morgan 
spoke on "First Impressions" and Mr. 
McGilvrey on "Lasting Impressions", 
showing his intimate knowlege of the 
school and the faculty and his deep 
interest in both. Captain Eads spoke 


Dickens' "Cricket on the Hearth" Is Delight' 

fully Given by the Dramatic Talent 

of the Class. 

(Continued on page 151.) 

Again the seniors have distinguish- 
ed themselves in the dramatic line by 
giving a very pleasing interpretation of 
Dickens' charming little English story 
The Cricket on the Hearth. The open- 
ing scene had the cozy home-like at- 
mosphere which Dickens enjoyed paint- 
ing and the happy little housewife, the 
cheery fire and the exceedingly 
well behaved baby with its devoted 
nursemaid, emphasized the keynote 
of the play very fittingly. 

Miss Lenore Stephens as "Dot', 
was thoroughly in sympathy with her 
part and gave her lines in a most nat- 
ural and charming manner. If ever 
there was a faithful nurse, Tillie Slow- 
boy certainly deserves the prize and 
from the opening scene where the 
baby was being entertained in a m st 
enthusiastic, if somewhat unscientific 
manner, to the long drawn wails of the 
last scene, the audience thoroughly 
enjoyed Tillie's vagaries, Miss Bro- 
kaw certainly gave a very clever in- 
terpretation of this character part. 

Mr. Salisbury was very much at 
home as John Perrybingle both in the 
cheerful first and second chirps and 
in the pathetic scene at the last where 
he conquers his jealous anger and de- 
clares his faith in Mary. 

Mr. George Rausch as Tackleton 
was excellent both in make-up and ex- 
pression and afforded a strong contrast 
to the cheerfulness and good will of the 
of the other characters. Like most 
of Dickens' villains he meets with a 
sudden reformation at the end, almost 
as complete as that of old Scrooge, 
but we cannot be surprised at this 
change in gruff old Tackleton wher. he 
has been brought into contact with the 
radiant cheerfulness and sweet sym- 

(Continued on page 151.) 

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Vol. IX Thur. May 16, 191 2. No. 38 

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The Chicago dailies for Saturday, 
May 11, tell of a plan by wilch the 
agricultural interests of this country 
are to receive a genuine boost. At- 
tention is colled to the matter be- 
cause many of the boys of this school 
come from the farm and any move- 
ment looking toward better farming 
is of vital interest to them. 

Julius Rosenwald, for Sears, Roe- 
buck & Co., made a donation of 
$100,000 to be used in 100 different 
counties for the improvement of ag- 
ricultural conditions throughout the 
west and middle west. By using tliis 
money to advantage those who are 
at the head of the movement are as- 
sured of $1,000,000 to be used in 
1,000 counties. 

This problem has been studied by 
tV>e Council of Grain Exchang?s and 
it is through their efforts that the 
gift is obtained. Of course it is to 
the best interests of the exchanges 
to aid farmers in big crop produc- 

The plan put forth is to send an 
exepert into certain counties to ob- 
serve and study locsl conditions and 
make investigations regarding the 
existing conditions. He will then 
come in personal touch with the 
most influential farmers and suggest 
to them scientific means of improv- 
ing their farms. The farming, com- 
mercial and transportation interests 
will be united into a society for the 
etudy and improvement of rural con- 

Those at the head of the plan say 
that $1,000 per county is not enough 
to carry on the work to the best ad- 
vantage for a year. The Council 

The Wi:stf.rn Courjkr 

ho es to te'eive gifts to the extent 
that a $2,f»00 per year expert can be 
se::t t- the counties sele te'. Oily 
graduates of a?ri< u'tural schools will 
be emploed for this work. 

This plan should te encour gng 
to the farrrer boy. He ab^ve all 
others has the practical first-hand 
experience. By studying agriculture 
from the s icnti c standpoint he can 
easily avail himself of a position as 
one of the?e county experts. His 
field of work wi'l be enlarged, even 
if he never cares for such a position. 
If this plan is carried out completely, 
where is the farmer who will not 
wish he had some scientific knowl- 
edge of agriculture so that he could 
take the advice and assistance a 
county expert would be able to give? 

It might even pay a young man 
to spend three or four years at the 
Normal School, spring terms and all, 
preparing himself to meet the ap- 
proaching change. 


The Junior class gave a farewell re- 
ception to Mr. and Mrs. McGilvrey 
last Tuesday night from 8:00 o'clock 
to 10:00. Refreshments consisting of 
Bavarian cream, wafers, and cocoa 
were served in the Domestic Science 
dining room. Miss Haffner and Miss 
Cordell played piano solos, Misses 
Seeker and Durie a piano duet, Miss 
Belle Adams gave a reading. Miss 
McGillivray a vocal solo and Miss 
Hamilton a story. Mr. Thompson, 
president of the class of '13, 
spoke of the inspiration the class had 
received from Mr. Mc Gilvrey and he 
then responded with a few well chosen 
remarks fitting to the occasion. 

The new terms work started May 5, 
has attracted twenty-one up to date. The 
majority of these are registered for the 
Country School Course which includes 
Arithmetic, Grammar, History, Geo- 
graphy, and observation in the training 

A few are taking the regular Nor- 
mal course and others the High 
School Course. 


Inez Aulgur, Littleton, III. 
Rosa Belle Bunch,Carro!lton,Ill. 
Sylvia Carmack, Colchester, 111. 
Vera Catlin, Roseville, 111. 
Stella Cratty, Galesburg, 111. 
Pearl Edie, Macomb 111. 
Lena Mae Fagan, Cooperstown, 111. 
Augusta Greuel, Macomb, 111. 
Tacie Hall, Macomb, 111. 
Eva Hasselbacher, Yates City, 111. 
Zola G. Huff, Sciota, 111. 
Gertrude Knight, New Philadelphia, 

Mayme Mc Keown, Mt. Sterling.IlL 
Ethel A. Mc Kie, Oneida, 111. 
Guy H. Miller, Camden, 111. 
Ross Nichol, Hadley, 111. 
Emery Reed, Macomb, 111. 
Allie May Spangler, Bardolph, 111. 
Gaily Faye Spangler, Bardolph, 111. 
Maud Volk, Oneida, 111. 
Homer L. Wherley, Astoria, 111. 
Margaret Ellen Wilson, Havana, 111. 


so dees a hat. The highly prized derby 
hat mentioned in the Courier last week 
has returned via. the Adams Express 
Company. Evidently the man who 
wore it off is strictly honest. Mr. 
Thompson wishes the readers to know, 
however, that this hat was not bought 
especially for the Emporia trip but on 
general principles. 


(Continued from page 149.) 

Wand Exercises. 

Classic Dance: "Sylphette" — Ad- 
vanced Academy Girls. 

9. Ceremony of Knighting — 5 and 6 

10. Playground Races — Boys. 
Somersault Race — 3d boys. 
Farmers' Field Pace — 4th bo:>B. 
Slow Pony Race — 5, 6, 7, 8 boys. 
Chicken Race — 3 and 4 girls. 
Tandem Race — 5, 6, 7, 8, girls. 
Senior Garland Dance at the 

Maypole, assisted by the Jun- 
iors, Academics and Country 

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Crowning of the Flower Queen. 
(Flower Queen, Miss Finlay.) 

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While the students are discussing 
side lines, a summary of the work 
for the Oratorical Association may 
throw some light on the matter. The 
number of people who gained some 
knowledge of oration, declamation, 
essay, debate, and music, is larger 
than would be supposed at first 

In the ninth grade the largest 
number has been at work. In de- 
clamation the following students 
took part: Nina Walters, Ruth 
Cannon, Miriam Null, Verna Hotel- 
ing, Esther Fuhr, Nellie Morrow, 
Wade Adams, John Kennett, Ira 
Burnham, Lyman Vose, and Jay 
Edie. In essay the following ninth 
graders contested: Ruby Mullen, 
Irene Harris, Hazel Monnirger, and 
Mitchell Lefler. In debate, Myr- 
rhene Newsome, Harvey Sanderson, 
Harry Heffner, and Fred Robertson 
were the representatives from the 
ninth grade. 

The tenth grade people had four 
members in the declamation con- 
test. They were Verla Coleman, Bes- 
sie Miner, Hunter Rodgers, and 
Grace Wilson. In vocal music 
Leona Culp was the representative 
of that class. The essayists from 
the tenth grade were Mamie Thomp- 
son, and Marie Foulds. Their debat- 
ers were Wade Watson and Kath- 
ryn Callihan. 

The eleventh grade members who 
gave declamations were Bernice 
Lovely, Helen Miner, Mae Windisch, 
Ethel Lucas, Hazel Wrigley, Claude 
Wilson. The debaters from the 
eleventh grade were Ono Walters 
and Theron Chaney. 

The twelfth grade was not so 
prominent in numbers but were 
strong in quality. Sarah Stocking 
was the only person in the declama- 
tory contest. Lester Allely and 
Owen Pratt represented the class in 

The country school class showed 
up exceptionally well. Ernest Hamm, 
Nannie Allison, Marie Murphy, Nina 
Spicer, and Jessie Wright gave de- 

The junior class produced some 
good readers. Lela Terrill, Mary 
VanEtten, Nell Brinton, Frances 
Reeder, Anna Seeker, and Lora Wil- 
son, participated. Hope McGilli- 
vray represented the class in vocal 
music, and Grace Cordell in piano 



A. B. 

























































(Continued from page 149) 

pathy of Mary and Bertha. 

Caleb Plummer is always a favor- 
ite with readers and audiences and 
Mr. Hoyt's rendering of the patt was 
no exception to this rule. The humor 
was well given and the lifting of the 
character from the farcical side to the 
serious was done with considerable skill 
and artistic effect. The part of Bertha 
so well played by Miss Eva Finlay is 
not an easy one to give and Miss 
Finlay's previous experience showed to 
good advantage in the simplicity and 
naturalness with which she portrayed 
Caleb's blind daughter. 

A very charming feature of the last 
act was the appearance of the Spirit of 
the Cricket played by Miss Evelyn 
Wyne, and the dainty little fairies 
from the first grade. After their spells 
have been woven and John has heard 
the Cricket's reassuring words, it seems 
but natural that everything should turn 
out right and that Caleb's son returned 
from ''the golden South Americas" 
should be the happy bridegroom who 
suceeds in winning the charming May 
from old Tackelton. Mr. West as the 
Old Gentleman, later transformed into 
Edward Plummer, Miss Nora Humberd 
as May Fielding, and Miss Florine Ful- 
kerson as Mrs. Fielding were very sat- 
isfactory in these parts. The closing 
scene with Dot's bright speeches and 
the sudden advent of the quaintly 
gowned neighbors was all too short and 

not even the most enthusiastic applause 
could raise the curtain to give us an- 
other view. 

The audience left feeling that they 
had enjoyed a delightful home-like 
evening with "The Cricket on the 
Hearth" and carrying away a very 
pleasant remembrance of Senior dra- 

— M. L. C. 


(Continued from page 149.) 

briefly in his usual interesting way. 
There were musical numbers by Miss 
Shamel, Miss Dunsworth, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Stocker. 

In addition to the guests of honor, 
the faculty and faculty wives, there 
were present- Mr. Keefer, our resident 
trustee, Captain and Mrs. Eads, Miss 
Kernie Bayliss, Miss Zoe Bayliss and 
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Stocker. 


This Time the Score Was 16-7 and They 
Were Beaten on Their Own Grounds. 

Friday, May 10, the Normal ball 
tossers made their first invasion into 
foreign territory and returned with an- 
other victory added to their list. For 
the second time the boys of the St. 
Albans Military Academy at Knoxville 
were defeated, this time by a score of 
16-7. The game was not very inter- 
esting to watch as several errors were 
made on both sides. Our boys how- 
ever poled sixteen hits off Smith which 
brought in an equal number of runs. 
The St. Albans players succeeded in 
getting nine hits off Stephens and Cat- 
lin, one of them being a home run by 

This makes the first game ever 
won by the Normal boys from St. Al- 
bans on their home grounds. This 
makes a total of four games won and 
two lost in the last three seasons. 
The team has not lost a game this 
season to date. The next game is 
with Carthage College at Carthage. 


next Friday. 

The line-up fol'ows:- 

St. Albans Normal 

Stever 1 b Wetzel 

Miller 2 b Erwin 

Werls 3 b Huey 

Wright s s Terrill 

Moore c Jeffries 

Stream 1 f Black 

Ravesies c f ...Allely, Stephens 

Hogart r f Walters 

Smith p ...Stephens, Catlin 

St. Albans— 1220001 10 — 7 
Normal — 210213313— 16 

Summary: Two base hits: Erwin, Jef- 
fries, Hogart. Three base hits: Black 
Walters, Werts, Hogart. Home run: 
Stever. First base on balls; off Smith 
4; off Stephens 1; off Catlin 6. Left 
on bases: Normal 10, St. Albans 12. 
Struck out by Stephens 1 , by Catlin 8 
by Smith 8. Double play; Erwin. 
Passed balls; Jeffries, Moore 4. Hit 
by pitcher: by Smith, Terrill, Walters; 
by Catlin, Wright. 


The boy scout movement wlhchhas 
swept over the United States the past 
two years has produced much com- 
ment and has been the topic of many 
magazine articles. Miss Davis has 
just had printed a play dealing with 
the life and activity of scouts. 

It is given in two acts and includes 
some excellent drills that can be worked 
out by the boys who give it. Sixteen 
characters are needed and the stage 
accessories can be furnished easily. 

Five hundred copies were printed on 
the Courier press and folded and cov- 
ered by the Courier force. The me- 
chanical phase is entirely satisfactory. 

Any who wish more definite infor- 
mation regarding this play should write 
to Miss Susan B. Davis, Macomb, 111. 

Volume I of "The Cantonian ', a 
yearbook published by the graduating 
class of the Canton High School has 
lately come to our notice. It is well 
bound and well printed and would do 
justice to a college. The pictures are 
fine and the drawings are indeed ex- 

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A thing of interest now is the'me- 
morial day booklet issued by Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction, Francis 
G. Blair. It contains quite a large 
number of poems dedicated to those 
who wore the blue and the gray. 
There are also quite a number of inter- 
esting articles by various authors. 
Some of them are as follows: "Grant 
and Lee" by Frederick Trevor Hill. 
This deals mostly with the lives of 
Grant and Lee before they became 
conspicuous as the two leading generals 
of the Civil War. 

There is an article on "The Illinois 
Soldiers' Orphans' Home", at Nor- 
mal, Illinois, by the superintendent of 
the institution, Robert N. Mc Cauley. 
This explains the purpose of the home 
and the character of work done there. 
Two other articles of a similar nature 
are about "The Illinois Soldiers' and 
Sailors' Home" at Quincy, and "The 
National Home for Disabled Volunteer 
Soldiers" at Danville. The book is 
also liberally supplied with pictures. 

Perhaps though, the thing of real in- 
terest to Normal students is the story 
of the tragic death of our own princi- 
pal, Mr. Bayliss. This should not only 
interest Normal students but all those 
who knew him and knew what he stood 
for. A very clear half-tone cut of Mr. 
Bayliss accompanies the story. 

George Salisbury and Victor Wood 
have been doing some map work for 
Mr. Dickerson. The outline map of 
T'linois is being marked so that it 
will show the French settlement, the 
eld forts and block houses of the 
War of 1812, the Military Tract, and 
the proposed internal improvement 
of 1837. One of these maps is ex- 
pected to appear in an Illinois sup- 
plement to the Woodburn and Moran 
School History of the United States, 
published by Longman, Green & Co. 
There is some talk of having one of 
the maps published by the school for 
the benefit of teachers. 

The second grade occupied the 
chapel time Monday with reading. 
Master Paul Spahr announced the 
program. First a group of seven 
children read a selection, next three 

children read, and last a dramatiza- 
tion was given by six of the class of 
the "Musicians of Bremen". This 
last number was very well done and 
showed the interest the children 
take in such work and also showed 
that self-consciousness was entirely 

These exercises are always enjoyed 
by the older students and no doubt by 
the children themselves. 

This spaco is respectfully dedicated 
to the members of the faculty who 
think the Courier is a good thing but 
think they have no responsibility in the 

Will they kindly appreciate our 
position when we are expected to do 
this besides the regular course? 

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MACOMB, ILL., MAY 23, 1912. 


This Is what happened to Mr. Hursh a few days ago when the pleasing voice of a railway conductor calling 

from the peaceful land of dreams. 


Herein Are the Results of the Sir Isaac Wal- 
ton Conference Held on Friday Last and 
Instituted by Trustee Keefer. 

Friday evening Mr. Keefer's fish- 
ing contest was held on the balmy 
shores of Lake Ruth. Every organ- 
ization in school was represented by 
at least one person, and most of 
them by two. Some of us have fished 
ever since the time when we first saw 
a body of water large enough fcr 
mosquitos to live in, and we found 
out the mosquitos would bite even if 
the fish didn't. Others of us could- 
n't fish even if we wanted to real 
bad because of those cold, wriggly, 
squirming worms. 

It some times happens that those 
with the least experience catch the 
most fish. The reader may judge 
whether this is so in this case, after 
reading the statistics of this great 

Mr. Fred Sykes caught the largest 
number of fish — fifteen. He repre- 
sented the eleventh grade. Miss 
Anna Long, representing the Sequel 
boar-!, was second with twelve fish. 
The afcr°said received first and se- 
ond prizes respective^, both of 
which consisted of a jointed fishing 
rod ad tackle given by Mr. Kee r er. 
As regards organizations, the elev- 
enth grade came first with twenty-one 

(Continued on page 156.) 


The Base Ball Boys Lose Their First Game 

This Season When Carthage College 

Wins by a Scere of 4-2. 

At last the fast Normal team has 
met its Waterloo. It was not because 
we were outclassed however, but for 
of the simple reason that the boys 
had a slump in the hitting line. The 
successful team was a group from 
Carthage College. The game was 
played on Carthage grounds. Stephens 
pitched wel., allowing only five hits 
and getting six strike outs. O'Haverof 
Carthage went him one better, allowing 
only two hits and getting eighteen strike 

Terrill, the first man up for Normal, 
did well getting a two base hit, steal- 
ing third, and coming in on a wild pitch. 
Wetzel also did some excellent work 
in base running, stealing home during 
the latter part of the game and making 
our other run. 

Carthage got one hit in the first in- 
ning which however yielded no runs. 
Their hit fest occurred in the third in- 
ning when they clouted out three hits 
which with the help of some errors on 
our side was responsible for three runs 

(Continued on page 156.) 



A Clg Picnic Supper in the Ravine Is to be 

Followed by a Recital on the 

New Organ. 

The annual meeting of the alumni 
association will be made into a home- 
coming of all graduates. The secretary 
of the association, Miss Lavinia Stin- 
son, has sent the graduates the follow- 
ing notice: 

"Following the wishes of our beloved 
president, now deceased, the alumni 
association has planned to make the 
decennial of our school a homecoming. 

The program for the day is as follows: 
Graduating Exercises 1 oclock 
Alumni Meeting 3 o'clock. 
Reunion and Alumni Picnic 

4 to 6 o'clock. 

Organ Concert 8 o'clock 

The picnic supper and organ recital 
together with soloists and a violinist 
to complete an evening's entertainment 
will replace the formal banquet. To 
the evening concert each alumnus is 
permitted to invite four guests." 

"The price, one dollar, includes a 
picnic supper for one, and admission 
of bearer and four guests to the evening 
entertainment. Extra plates at supper 

(Continued on page 154.) 

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Tol. IX Thur. May 23, 1912. No. 39 

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Attention was called last week to 
the gift by Sears, Roebuck & Co. for 
the benefit of higher agriculture. In a 
later issue of the Chicago Record- 
Herald there was an editorial setting 
forth certain facts regarding the de- 
mand for college graduates who have 
specialized in agriculture. 

At the close of the year 1911 the 
members of the Wisconsin College of 
Agriculture found positions paying sal- 
aries ranging from $600 to $3000. 
There was a demand for experts in 
this line that would have totaled $450, 
000 in salaries conld they have been 

In add'tion to this the editorial says 
the "ru!e-of-thumb, haphazard meth- 
ods will not do on the farm any more 
than in the well-managed factory.'' 
In defining the student's position in ag- 
ricultural work the Record-Herald 
says: "The student of agriculture 
has a brighter prospect ahead of him 
than any professional student and his 
work will benefit the world as well as 


Prof. Frank L. Martin of the Uni- 
versity of Missouri has recently written 
a paper in the Education Series on 
"Journalism for Teachers." It is not 
only of value to teachers who have 
some tendencies toward journalism 
but to all teachers who are interested 
in the good of their community. In 

The Western Courier 

speaking of the reason teachers should 
know something of journalism, Prof. 
Martin says: 

"Few teachers realize the eager- 
ness of the reading public of today in 
any community, for news of the 
schools. That interest is vital because 
such news has to do directly or indi- 
rectly, with their children." "The 
limited knowledge ot the average teach- 
er as to what constitutes news or as 
to what information is of general inter- 
est and hence should go to the news- 
papers, prevents him from furnishing 
the desired information. 

"One remedy would be for teachers 
to acquire at least an elementary 
working knowledge of journalism. This 
would enable them to recognize and 
furnishnews to the newspaper represent- 
atives, or better yet, to gather and write 
this news and submit it to the news- 
papers themselves. 

"The publication regularly of news 
from any school must necessarily result 
in a closer relationship between that 
school and its patrons. It tends to 
arouse a greater interest in matters of 
importance to the school." 

Under another heading the bulletin 

"No citizen in any community is 
better fitted to become a leader in the 
affairs of his community than the 
teacher. The interests of that com- 
munity are, or should be, as vital to 
him as to the banker, the merchant 
or any professional resident. The 
newspaper offers him the best possible 
means of assuming some of the re- 
sponsibilities of such a leadership, pro- 
viding he has the ability of expressing 
his views in writing." 

A paragraph regarding school pa- 
pers is of interest especially to people 
who will go into high schools. 

"The distinguishing mark of many 
of the school papers issued by pupils is 
flippancy, both in relation to the ma- 
terial presented and the manner of 
presentation. The aim of those pub- 
lishing and writing, it appears, is 
merely amusement, rather than that 
of making the paper fill a need or 
serve a purpose for the school as a 
whole or for the pupils. No serious 

attempt is made to give a faithful or 
accurate report of school activities, 
the things which directly affect the 
pupils and the things which they are 
interested in most.*' 

Many other interesting points of in- 
formation make this bulletin so valu- 
able that those who are going out to 
teach school should write for a copy. 


(Contiuued from page 153; 

fifty cents each." 

In connection with the organ concert 
it might be said that this is an entirely 
new feature. The dedication of the 
organ will take place June 2 so this 
will be the first recital ir. the auditor- 
ium. An organist of much ability will 
be procured for the evening. This with 
the additional music will make the ev- 
ening a pleasant one for the alumni and 
their friends. 


Miss Davis reports a very interesting 
time as the result of her trip to Sum- 
mum last Friday. The occasion was 
the graduating exercises of the eighth 
grades of three townships. There were 
twenty graduates, eleven boys and nine 
girls who were as sturdy and attractive 
looking young people as one often sees. 
The exercises were under the direction 
of Miss Pearl Davis, a graduate of our 
academy last year. 

According to the custom at Sum- 
mum Miss Davis has remained a 
week after the closing of her school 
preparing for their exercises and our 
Miss Davis says she has never seen a 
more orderly or well conducted enter- 

The program consisted of several 
musical numbers, a salutatory, a vale- 
dictory, and the address by Miss S. B. 
Davis on "Humor in Life and Edu- 

Attention Alumni! 
Remember the big retinion 
June 6. Please send in your 
postal at once so that plates may 
be reserved for you. 

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Several of the Faculty Take a Trip to See 
This Big Piece of Engineering Skill. 

Last Saturday a party of twenty 
from our faculty and their families 
went to Keokuk to see the big dam. 
The real object of the trip was not 
only to see the dam, power house, 
and the locks, but to see the ways 
and means whereby such an immense 
project is being accomplished. 

We were met at Hamilton by a 
friend, Mr. Wilson, who took charge 
of the party and proved himself to 
be a helpful guide and entertaining 

We first visited the quarry where 
the company gets the limestone rock 
for the concrete work. 

This is a firm rock and convenient- 
ly located at the end of the dam on 
the Illinois side. This is blasted by 
dynamite by boring about twenty 
six-inch holes twenty feet deep and 
loading these with a ton of dyna- 
mite and then exploding the charge 
by the use of electricity. With one 
charge a rrass of rock equal in v 1- 
ume to that of Society Hall is thrown 
out and then the huge steam shovels 
load it on to cars and it is taken to 
the stone crushers nearby. 

The power for running the drills 
and for much of the other work is 
compressed air from the company's 

The sand for the concrete work is 
obtained six miles down the river 
and the cement from Hannibal, Mo. 

The stone, sand and cement are 
drawn up on elevated tracks so they 
can be dumped into bins by gravity 
and then run Into the concrete mix- 
ers by gravity and from the mixers 

the concrete is run into the cars also 
by gravity and then taken out to the 
dam, or power house, or locks by 
steam cars. 

Three tracks run along the top of 
the dam and tracks are numerous 
everywhere as are the twenty en- 
gines which are constantly buzzing 
about hauling material. 

One must see for himself to real- 
ize the immensity of the task of 
building the second largest dam of 
its kind in the world. The dam is 
4,900 feet long, 47 feet wide at the 
base, and about 30 feet at the top. 
The limestone rock extends entirely 
across the river and the cement ex- 
tends into this 35 feet, making a 
solid and safe foundation. 

It is reported that this is the only 
locality along the entire length of 
the river where there is a rock bot- 
tom, and therefore where such a 
dam could be built. 

This dam raises the level of the 
water 30 feet and backs up the wa- 
ter for fifty-five miles. The company 
is planning to use 300,000 H. P. of 
which 60,000 H. P. will be used at 
St. Louis. Very likely much of this 
will be used in Chicago, as it can 
be transmitted that far by raising 
the potential to 110,000 volts. The 
current will be furnished to near 
by consumers for three-fourths of 
what it can be obtained from any 
other source. 

The dam is over half completed 
and the work is being pushed night 
and day. It is expected that it will 
be finished and the plant ready to 
start by May 1st, '13. One of the 
most interesting features of the 
work is that of shutting out the wa- 
ter while the cement is being placed. 
Piles are driven about a given area, 
rock is dumped outside of these and 

covered with clay and thus a tem- 
porary dam surrounds this area. The 
water is then pumped out, steel 
forms put in place, the cement run 
in, the forms removed and this is 
continued until the dam in this 
space is completed. 

In this way the dam is being rap- 
idly pushed across the river. 

The power house is 1,400 feet 
lcng or four times as long as our 
Normal building. It contains thirty 
great turbines, each connected di- 
rectly with a huge dynamo furnish- 
ing 7,500 K watts, or 10,000 H. P. 
It is estimated that the energy is 
about one-third of all the power now 
used in the state of Illinois. 

The water comes to the power 
house on the Keokuk side and passes 
through the wheels with a fall of 
thirty feet. 

Work on this power house is being 
pushed and they have the foundation 
and basement completed and are 
now working on the first story. The 
men of the party were interested in 
a huge travelling crane used in the 
construction work. 

Just below the power house is be- 
ing constructed the big lock, 400 
feet long and 150 feet wide. 

This is also a concrete monolith, 
the cement on each side being 75 
feet high and 30 or 40 feet wide. 

Patent gates, controlled by com- 
pressed air, close this lock. This re- 
places the old locks, three in num- 
ber, and does away with the eight- 
mile canal which was formerly nec- 

This is the greatest one-lock in the 
world and has a possible lift of 40 
feet. A dry dock is also to be built 
for the use of the United States gov- 

This work is done with no expense 


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Eighth grade — 

William Work 4 

Harry Jones 3 

Seventh grade — 

Ollie W'secup 4 

Alfred Carnage 

Ninth grade — 

Harry Heffner 2 

Sadie Lovell 2 

Te;.th grade — 

Jerry Bennett 

Charles Carey 

E'e enth grr.dc — 

Fred Sykes ]5 

i lark Walter 6 

Twelfth grade — 

Marie Purdum ' 

Owen Pratt 


Tdn a Metca'f 4 

Ralph Imes 3 

Seniors — 

Marguerite Hunter 

Ceorge Salisbury 

Country Schcol clas-s — 

Grace Harmon l 

Glen Hillyer 

Faculty — 

Mr. Morgan 8 

Miss Cooper 3 

Amateurians — 

Ernest Hamm 3 

Roy Beckelhyimer 


Guy Hoyt 1 

Theron Chaney 1 

Emersoiians — 

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Ha? low Wyne 

Y. W. C. A — 

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Grace Wilson 1 

Y. M. C. A.— 

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Clarence Jones 1 

Western Courier — 

Victor Wood 

Howard Thompson 1 

Athletic Association — 

Ben West 

Grace Cordell 1 

Oratorical Association — 

Sarah Stocking 1 

Russell Browning 

Boy Scouts, Patrol 1 — 

George Erwin 

George Stremmel 

Kappa Phi Gamma — 

Helen Brinck 

Alice Crabill 1 

Tan Alpha Tau — 

Freda Haffner 

Hope McGillivray 1 

Phi Delta Kappa — 

Francis Campbell 1 

Lloyd Card 

to the government. 

Incidentally the dam with the lock 
is a great aid to the shipping indus- 
try, as when the boats are through 
the locks, they can go easily the next 
60 miles, which used to be shallow 
and dangerous. The water over this 
area will be from 20 to 3 feet deep. 

Space will not permit only the 
mention of the large machine shops, 
foundries, compressed air plants, 
which have been erected for this 
work, but look like permanent in- 

This immense water power, lo- 
cated in the heart of the agricultural 
area of the United States, means 
more than we can now realize. 

It is a real asset to the manufact- 
uring wealth of the middle west. 

The cost of construction is $25,- 
000,000. The party returned, feel- 
ing amply repaid for the days' ef- 
fort, and suggest that all who can 
make an effort to see the dam in 
process of construction. 



(Continued from page 153.) 

in that inning. They also crossed an- 
other man over the plate later in the 

An excellent chance of winning the 
game was lost in the ninth inning or 
was rather taken from us. O' Haver 
who became a little bit wild, issued 
three free passes which filled the bases. 
Catlin was then sent in as a pinch hit- 
ter in place of Wetzel. But O'Havcr 
tightened up and put over three strikes, 
thus ending the inning and all hopes 
of another victory for Normal. 

The Normal line-up: 

Wetzel, lb; Jeffries, 2b; Huey, 3b; 
Terrill, ss: Nichol.c; Black, If; Allely, 
cf; Walters, rf; Stephens, p. 

Carthage— 00300010*— 4 
Normal— 100010000— 2 


(Continued from page 153.) 

fish, and the Sequel board seco d 
with seventeen. The tctal number 
of fish caught was ninety-e'ght. 

The following is the name of each 
organization, its representatives, and 
Qumfber of fish caught by each: 

Phi Sigma (Jpallon — 

Ed Norton, Jr 

Ralph Switzer 

Sequel Board — 

Anna Ix>ng li] 

George Rausch 3 

Open Country Club — 

Mae Windiscta 1 

Trustees — 

Mr. Keefer 6 

Apology: This list is not com- 
plete nor accurate as it was impossi- 
ble to make it so. So please take it 
in the spirit it is given, good na- 
turedly, and don't cuss the editor. 

The commencement address this 
year will be delivered June 6th by Rev. 
Lorenzo D. Case, D.D. Dr. Case is 
pastor of St. Paul's Church at Chicago. 
This church is one of the most highly 
developed centers of social wor/. in 
the middle west. Later will appear 
more definite information regarding 
the graduation exercises. 

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They say that playing golf reduces one's weight. Wc have triad sawing wood and find it 
very satisfactory. 



The Courier Force Is Alarmed by Selsmo 

graphic Disturbances Causid by a Great 

Body Launched Earthward. 

Sunday morning about 8:30 the 
shock of an earthquake was felt in the 
western part of the city. It was espe- 
cially noticed by the entire Courier 
force except the editor himself. How- 
ever, the official cartoonist, the head 
pressman, and the assistant editor had 
just finished eating a hearty breakfast 
and were returning to their rooms when 
they discovered the business manager 
lying peacefully in a hammock. Now 
the business manager weighs a little 
less than a ton. You can imagine the 
tremor when all this bulk was suddenly 
spilled upon the earth by a tricky 
hammock which had been excited by 
three mischievous boys. If you can't, 
ask Mr. White er any other member 
of the Courier force. Please be care- 
ful, though, if you ask Mr. White; he 
is liable to throw a number eleven 
shoe at you. 



The Children, Big and Little, under the Di- 
rection of Miss Lamkin Produce 
Beautiful Exercises. 

The Annual Field Day program was 
carried ou* successfully last Friday. 
The weather was ideal for such an 

At 9:30 the Grand Processional began. 
The entire training school from the kin- 
dergarten to the eighth grade together 
with the girls from all the classes 
marched on to the field before a 
crowded amphitheater. 

The children were "made up" to 
represent various well known flowers. 
The older girls carried garlands and 
wreaths. After the kindergartners, 
and first and second graders enter- 
tained the crowd with songs, marches 
and games. Each grade was responsi- 
ble for some number of the program. 
The new organization, the Girl Scouts, 
from the seventh and eighth grades 
and the Boy Scouts from the same 
grades did very well in their military 

(Continued on page 159.) 



For the Secnd Time This Year Augusta Falls 

a Victim to Defeat while Catlln Does 

the Pitching Act. 

The Normal Braves made their 
third invasion into foreign territory 
Saturday last and came back with 
nine Augusta scalps hanging from 
their ibelts. Augusta High has a 
scrappy bunch of players, and they 
certainly played a good game. Leach 
pitched for them, allowing only five 
hits and getting thirteen strike-outs. 
He also had good support. 

Catlln twirled for the local ath- 
letes and pitched his usual consist- 
ent game. He allowed hut six hits 
and put eleven men out by the strike- 
out route. The support which the 
rest of the team gave was iron-clad, 
when we consider the very rough 
diamond on which the game was 
played, and the fact that we were 
not accustomed to it accounts for the 
five errors chalked up to the team. 

Terrill's work deserves especial 
mention, as he was given four free 
passes to first and credit for eight 
stolen bases. Walters was very evi- 
dent when it came to hitting, making 
an average of .667 during the game. 
Nichol worked behind the bat and 
has regained his old-time form and 
his perfect peg to second. Sorensen 
played his first game of the season 
on the third sack and acquitted him- 
self well. 

Every member of the team work- 
ed together and a victory over Gem 
City tomorrow seems doubly sure. 

The score: 

Augusta. Normal. 

Working ss Terrill 

Walsh 2b Erwin 

Holmes rf Walters 

Gordon c Nichol 

Artz If Alexander 

Farlow „. , .cf Allely 

H. Eastman ..... lb Imes 

L. Eastman v3b Sorensen 

Leach .p Catlin 

Augusta 00100001 — 2 

Normal 00204000 1—7 

Hits — Walters 2, Nichol, Imes, 
Catlin, Walsh 2, Working 2, Holmes, 

(Continued on page 160.) 


The Western Courier. 
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Vol. IX Thur. May 30, 1912. No. 40 

FESS OF MARCH 3. 1870. 



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for the regular school year. It will be 
continued thru the summer school, 
however. If you want your paper sent 
to you this summer leave your address at 
the Courier office. 


The question of the value of the 
yearbook, "The Sequel," is being 
discussed by the faculty and by 
many students as well. A few words 
from one who has been viewing the 
matter from the inside may help to 
clarify some ideas on the subject 

Undoubtedly a Sequel is a fine 
thing to have, but does the cost of 
the book exceed its usefulness? In 
the first place the Senior class, be- 
sides its regular program of work, 
which, by the way, is heavy enough 
to keep every member busy, agrees 
to raise money for a hundred and 
seventy-six page book and superin- 
tend the making of it. 

The nature of this book makes the 
compiling of the matter difficult. 
Numerous pictures must appear and 
somebody must be responsible for 
having them taken. Pen drawings 
are also in demand and some one 
must see that persons are engaged to 
do them. The literary material is 
usually nonsense, but it has to come, 
nevertheless. This year an attempt 
has been made to get solid reading 
into the book in place of too many 
local points. Now it is evident to 
the reader of this article that the 
book Is being made by more than a 
score of people. It is the business of 
the board of control to keep these 
people at work and to see that ma- 
terial comes In on time. Tardiness 

The Courier 

is the worst end with which the 
editor-in-chief has to deal. 

The board must see to the letting 
of the contracts for printing, bind- 
ing, and engraving, besides the work 
of editing and arranging a page 
dummy of the work. 

Enough has been said to convey 
some idea of the amount of work 
that devolves on those in charge of 
the work. The expense is the next 

The class really takes the respon- 
sibility of raising a little more than 
one thousand dollars during its last 
year of school life. This year $901 
and more was cleared. The expense 
would have made the sum total more 
than $1,500. 

The next question that naturally 
arises is "How is this amount to be 

First, the sale of the books at 
$1.00 will net about $375. Second, 
the annual Shakespearian play 
yields about $200. Thirdly, every 
device imaginable is used to rase 
the remainder. A student directory 
is issued with advertisements from 
the business men down town. Calen- 
dars are sold about Christmas time. 
Usually a circus, a minstrel, or other 
stunt is given. This year "The Crick- 
et on the Hearth" was given. Some- 
times the members tax themselves 
to complete the job. Lastly, cer- 
tain individuals andl societies are 
willing to pay for their engraving 

Now is this too much for a class 
to undertake? Is the finished book 
worth $1,000? 

In this connection it might be well 
to say that a mistaken idea has 
grown up in regard to the Sequel. 
Some people think the Senior class 
gets rich out of the deal. In reality 
the class simply acts as custodian of 
the money, putting it in book form 
and giving it back to the students 
for actual cost. Some others have 
the idea that the ibook just grows. 
If the above argument has not ban- 
ished that idea let those persons 
learn from experience. 

And it is not the class alone which 
works. The members of the faculty, 
who teach the subjects that the book 
requires for its making, come in for 
their share of the work. Miss Davis 
is almost dramatized to death, Miss 
Buckner is almost insane over pen 
drawings, Mr. Johnson works over- 
time with the camera, Miss Colby 
worries her brain to think of some- 
thing for the class to provide as a 

i.m ji ii for the rarioiu it in 
many other members do iroi ■ 

Now the question is "What are 
you going to do about it, anyway?" 

Don't understand the class is try- 
ing to dodge work. It merely be- 
lieves that there is such a thing as 
slighting important things for less 
important ones because custom de- 
mands a Sequel. — A Member of the 
Board of Control. 

The editor and assistant editor 
wish to say a few words to the readers 
of the Courier to show their appreci- 
ation of the spirit with which the pa- 
per has been received. 

We believe any school paper has no 
excuse for being unless it serves a 
serious purpose in the life of the 
school. This Normal School has a 
character and a reputation the same 
as an individual. This character and 
reputation may both be good but they 
are not above improvement. The 
Western Col rier for the past year has 
attempteJ to better the school. May 
it do so effectively next year and years 
that are to follow. 

If the the least gccd comes to this 
school from the effort the paper has 
put forth this year the editors will feel 
amply repaid. If in a few years from 
now the Courier has grown in influence 
and popularity, the editors will feel 
honored for having been connected 
with it this year. 

Mr Johnson took three dozen differ- 
ent photographs of the events Friday. 
He has almost every class in action. 
The track and field events were caught 
at interesting points. The girls' base- 
ball game was "snapped" a number of 
times showing the skill of our girls in 
that game. At least two pictures show 
the ball in mid air with some one in 
the act of catching it or striking at it. 

Mr. Alfred Sorensen, '12 has been 
eleted to the principalship of the 
school at New Boston, 111., at $80 per 

All library books are due 
Monday June 3rd at noon. 

Do not allozu your name to 
appear on the delinquent list. 

The Western Courier 



(Continued from page 157) 

The children from the fifth grade 
gave the second part of the program. 
This was the Knighting Ceremony as 
it was performed in Feudal times. 
The children have been studying this 
in connection with their work in history 
so it was valuable to them as a dram- 
atization lesson. 

The last part of the program was 
the crowning by the entire group of 
the Flower Queen, Miss Eva Finlay 
of the Senior class, 

The day was was one that will be 
long remembered by the children who 
took part in the exercises and it also 
agreeably entertained the older people 
who came. 

Miss Lamkin and her assistants 
have done much work in training the 
children for this event and no doubt 
their efforts have been well repaid by 
the praise coming from the many who 
were present. 


The twelfth grade graduating class 
gave a very lively little comedy in the 
auditorium last Tuesday evening to a 
large crowd. The play" Mr. Bob'' unique 
in its comical and intricate plot and 
played as it was by a strong cast made 
it the most laughable event this year. 

Mr. Dewitt Dobson as Robert Brown, 
a clerk for Benson and Benson, was 
the center of the plot and the trying 
places in his part were exceptionally 
well acted. Miss Sarah Stocking playing 
the part of Rebecca Luke, a maiden 
lady.was perfectly at home in her inter- 
pretation and acting. Mr. Phillip Roy- 
son, the yacht enthusiast, was repre- 
sented by Mr. Edward Norton, Jr. 
His acting was both free and natural 
and brought much favorable com- 
ment from the audience. 

Miss Dorothy Stinson as Katherine 
Rogers, showed herself to bo quite an 
expert in practical joking. Mr. War- 
ner Watson, the butler, Jenkins by 
name, was constant amusement to the 
audience. His English accont was 
very effective and his acting indeed 

fitting to the part. 

Patty, the Irish maid to Miss Rebec- 
ca, was played by Miss Florence Mickey 
and surely no one could have played 
the part hotter. Her hatred for cats 
and her love for Jenkins and the 
drama was the source of much real 
merriment. Miss Freda Welborn 
took the part of Marian Bryant, Miss 
Katherine's friend, who goes by the 
name of "Mr. Bob." Her unassum- 
ing conduct on the stage made her 
part attractive. 

Miss Davis in this play and in all 
the plays this year and in former 
years has shown herself to be a first 
class "coach". Her choice of char- 
acters is invariably correct and her 
staging ability is always shown in the 
finished appearance of the plays. 

In all the play was excellent and 
the actors should feel justified in giv- 
ing it. 


Those who graduate from the Nor- 
mal School and go directly to teaching 
are still connected with the school in 
that their work is inspected carefully 
by a member of the faculty who inquires 
in various ways into the efficiency of 
the graduate. After two years of suc- 
cessful teaching a second diploma is 
granted. This diploma is real'y a re- 
commendation from this school based 
on actual teaching experience. A list 
of graduates who will receive the se- 
cond diploma June 6 is given below: 

Fay Bearmore, '10 
Vail Cordell, '10 
Ursula Darke, '08 
Anna Doran, '08 
Flora Ellis, '09 
Ralph Eyman, '10 
Cordie Gustin, '08 
Anna Hanson, '09 
Caroline Holmes, '10 
Florence Imes, '10 
Helen Irvine, '10 
Bess Kirkpatrick, '05 
Melvin V. Lanthorn, '10 
Louise Roberts, '09 
Ben Runkle, '09 
Lucile Scott, '10 
Lucy Smith, '08 

Lavinia Stinson, '09 
Blanche Swigert, '10 
Ward Taylor, '08 
Berenice Wagner '10 
Louisa Weatherhead 04 
Alice Westberg '08 
Irma White '10 
Merle Willard '09 
June Woods, '08 


For the sixth time tht class of 1912 
has had a part in winning the banner 
given for the championship in track 
and field athletics. In the spring of 
1907 this class with the class above 
it won the banner and has carried k 
along every year since that time. 
This has not been done easily, however. 
Last year the eleventh and twelfth 
grades lost it to the Normal depart- 
ment by only two points. 

The Normal department relied 
much on Sorensen and Nichol for win- 
ners and they proved themselves worthy. 
The Academy counted much on Dob- 
son, Wilson, and Stickle, whil« the 
nines and tens depended on C. Thom- 
son and Watson. 

The races were fast and the field 
events were interesting. Nichol broke 
his record with the discus at 104 feet, 


The students of the summer school 
will have the opportunity of hearing 
Philander P. Claxton, the United 
States Commissioner of Education in 
a speech set for July 8. 

Mr. Claxton is one of the most en- 
tertaining and forcible speakers in 
education before the American people 
today. Before becoming commiss- 
ioner of education he was head of tho 
department of education in the Un- 
iversity of Tennessee. He is well known 
among educators of the country and it 
will be a great opportunity for the sum- 
mer students to hear him. The subject 
of his lecture has not been learned. 

Lilace Kidd, '08, of Astoria was 
showing some of her high school grad- 
uates about the ouilding Monday. 


The Western Courier 


(Continued from page 157.) 

Artz 2. Earned runs — Normal 4, Au- 
gusta 1. First base on balls — oft 
Leach, Terrill 4, Walters; off Catlln, 
Leach, Artz. First base on errors — 
Alexander 2, Nichol, Leath, Gordon, 
Holmes 2, Farlow. Struck out — by 
Catlin 11, by Leach 13. Hit by 
pitcher — Nichol. Left on ba?es — Au- 
gusta 8, Normal 5. Time, 1:40. Um- 
pire, W. Working. 

Hot Off the Bat, 

When the team arrived at Augusta 
they discovered that they only 1 ad 
two bats. Alexander ibecame so anx- 
ious to get a hit that he broke one, 
and then there was only one bat, 
which came through the fray suc- 

Augusta's right fielder, Jo .e-, 
tried stealing second base in the 
eighth inning, but "Nick's" peg he t 
him and "Jimmy" ran half way to 
first to tag~him out. He didn't try 
it again. 

Leach knocked a foul in the eighth 
between third and home. "Sory" 
and "Nick" could not decide whose 
ball it was, so they both tried for it. 
Ask "Sory" about the rest. 

Onno used his German tongue very 
fluently in the C., B. & Q. station be- 
fore coming home. He reports a per- 
fectly delightful time. We wonder 

The team was accompanied by the 
venerable scorer, the esteemed as- 
sistant editor, and two well known 
personages, "Gob" and "Doc." 


Mr. and Mrs. McGilvrey were given 
a farewell reception by the class of 1912 
last Thursday evening in the Domestic 
Science room. This class took up its 
Junior work under Mr. McGilivrey's in- 
struction and was much impressed with 
his congenial personality from the first. 
The program was informal, every 
member responding to a call from the 
class president, Mr. Switzer. All spoke 
freely of the inspiration they had rec- 
eived from Mr. McGilvrey and all join- 
ed in wishing him the greatest success 
In his new school in Northeastern 

Mr. and Mrs. McGilvrey were pre- 
sented with an enlarged photograph of 

the Normal building and campus which 
Mr. Johnson had hand-colored beauti- 


Below is given the financial report 
of the Sequel proceedings. 


Galesburg Play 



As You Like It 

Cricket on the Hearth $448.00 




Individuals for 

engravings $79 75 

Sale of Sequel $375.00 

Total receipts $902.75 


Photography $35.00 

Printing and Binding 530.00 
Engraving 313.44 

Incidentals- freight, ex- 
press, postage, 

telephone, etc. 25.00 

Total expenses $903.44 

Deficit $.69 

Mr. Johnson has been engaged in 
taking a number of pictures of the 
school, its surroundings, and the 
school activities for Mr. McGilvrey to 
lake with him to Kent. The purpose 
is to show the board of trustees the 
advantages and the advisability of 
having a department of photography 
in a Normal school. 

Mr McGilvrey says that pictures of 
the school and its activities are surely 
the best advertising medium that can 

Certainly the work of the department 
here has been of much value to the 
school and to the students individually. 
The pictures taken are very superior 
and they are sold for just enough to 
pay the cost of producing them. This 
plan gives the students something 
they can take away with them when 
they leave the school, at a low cost. 

A letter fccm tie t< 
Canton Pennant, Miss Leona Onion a^B 
knowleging receipt of the prize given by 
the Courier to that paper has been re- . 

Miss Onion says, "We surely appre- 
ciate the effort of the Wectern Courier) 
in its desire to raise the standard of 
high school papers, and I feel sur*M 
that this years contest has aroused a 
new interest in that particular phase 
of expression of school life and spirit 
I hope that the idea may be con-,! 
tinued " 

If the Courier has done something 
toward improving high school paper* ; 
this year, it hopes it may do more next 
year. Certainly a contest similar to 
the one conducted this year would at- 
tract more publications. 

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A Few of tbe Things We Are Going to Do 
NLxt Year. -The Mid-cprinj Term and Exten- 
sion Courses Points of Especial Interest' 

First of all, the regular work of 
the three quarters and the summer 
lerm will move forward much as they 
have before, with the exception that 
the courses of the summer term will 
te so arranged that those who have 
made half credits in subjects hereto- 
fore may now finish those credits in 
most cases, while the new subjects 
will either be arranged in pairs or 
given in double periods for a full 
credit. This is intended to simplify 
the system of giving credits and 
avoid confusion and difficulty in con- 
tinuing the courses from summer to 
summer. Programs for the summer 
work will be planned in sequence for 
the next two summers. 

There are many who teach in the 
country and small towns who close 
their schools before May 15 each 
year and then must wait until the 
middle of June before the Normal 
School offers them an opportunity to 
take up regular work in our summer 
term. If they should attend every 
summer term, it would take them 
twelve years to graduate. This year 
a new plan was tried out. A term of 
twelve weeks, called the Mid-Spring 
term, was organized. It opened on 
May 6 and will close on July 26. 
This term was opened with only three 
weeks' notice to the County Superin- 
tendents of the Military Tract, and 
about half of them were unable to 
get the word to their teachers. Thirty 
stvdents appeared on May 6, or soon 
after, to take up work that was offer- 
ed. Of these thirty, twenty-seven 
had taught school and twenty-five 
had never attended a Normal School. 
This made it evident that the plan 
was a good one and that it was meet- 
ing the needs of the country teachers. 
Such a term's work will be provided 
yearly now. This will enable the 
teacher who can attend this term, 
and who is a graduate of a fo".r-ye?r 
high school, to complete the regular 
-\ormal course and get a normal di- 
ploma in six years. A student who 


As Head of Department of Education and 
Director of Training Mr. Morgan Has an 
Intimate Knowledge of the School Affairs. 

On June 17th, the opening day of 
summer school, Mr. Walter P. Mor- 
gan entered upon his duties as prin- 
cipal of the Normal School, having 
been elected to fill the vacancy crea- 
ted by Mr. McGilvrey's resignation. 

Mr. Morgan came to us in March 
as head of the department of educa- 
tion and director of training. In the 
relationship which he has entered 
into through this position, he has 
come into close contact with the va- 
rious departments and activities of 
the school, and has been able to gain 
an intimate knowledge of our school 
affairs. For this reason, in addition 
to his scholastic preparation and pre- 
vious experience, he is qualified to an 
unusual degree for the principalship. 

Mr. Morgan is a graduate of the 
Indiana State Normal School and of 
Indiana University. He has had wide 
experience in various kinds of teach- 
ing and has been very successful, first 
as a grade teacher, then for four 
years as a high school teacher, for 
six years teacher of mathematics in 
the Indiana State Normal School, and 
for two years superintendent of the 
public schools of Terre Haute, Indi- 
ana. For the past three years, while 
doing graduate work at the Universi- 
ty of Chicago he has been a teacher 
in the department of mathematics in 
the Englewood High School. Chicago. 
He has received the degree Ph. M. 
from Chicago University, and has 
nearly completed his work for a doc- 
tor's degree. 

We believe that under Mr. Mor- 
gan's administration the plans al- 
ready begun will be completed and 
the general work of the school broad- 
ened and strengthened in such way 
as to place the Western Normal 
School in the highest rank of Normal 
Schools in the United States. 

wishes to take the country school 
course may get the country school 

(Continued oa page 162.) 


Character Building Given a Prominent Place. 

Excellent Work Done In This Field by 

Student Organizations. 

While the Western Normal School 
has carried along with reasonable ef- 
ficiency all features of school life and 
general culture, the religious element 
as voiced in the work of the Y. M. 
and Y. W. C. A. has been especially 
gratifying These organizations were 
started almost with the beginning of 
the school and have continued to 
grow stronger with each succeeding 

Full organization has been main- 
tained in both organizations and they 
have been affiliated with the state or- 
ganizations. Representatives have 
been sent to the Lake Geneva con- 
ference each year, as well as to the 
district and state conferences. 

But the chief work of these organ- 
izations has been in their weekly re- 
ligious meetings, which are devoted 
to worship, song, Bible study, and 
lectures. The membership has been 
large and the attendance good. 

Members of the faculty have given 
assistance, both in membership and 
in work. At every meeting, or near- 
ly so, some member of the faculty or 
some minister or business man has 
addressed the associations on those 
.subjects relating vitally to young 
people's ideals of religion, morality, 
social ethics, business honor, and 

These meetings are held under 
most favorable conditions, the young 
men meeting in the music room and 
the young women in the society hall, 
both having elegant rooms with pi- 
anos. Meetings are held at 6:45 p. 
m. on each Tuesday, lasting one hour. 

The earnestness, plain, practical 
sincerity of the young people in this 
work has been very gratifying and 
very helpful in the life of the school, 
not only for the general effect on the 
school but in ways of assistance to 
individual students, helping them in 
locating and making acquaintances. 

Too much cannot be said in com- 
mendation of the character and work 
of these organizations, and the schcol 
administration, both present and 


The Western Courier 

past, deserves congratulat'or.s and 
rraise for the development and main- 
tenance of so efficient and large bod- 
ies of young men and young women 
in this very needful and helpful aux- 
iliary work of the school. 


(Continued from page 161) 

certificate in three years. Subjects 
f:re offered for this term in each of 
the three courses, Academy, Country 
School and Normal School. Pro- 
grams for this work will be made out 
in sequence for the next three years 
so that one may plan a full year's 
work in the beginning. 

In the cities and larger towns there 
are many teachers who would like to 
take Normal School work, but who 
are unable to attend the Normal 
School without resigning their por- 
tions. Extension courses in the regu- 
lar Normal Schcol work are being 
planned for such teachers. To carry 
on this work, a regular member of 
the faculty will outline it and go to 
certain cities, which have not yet 
been selected definitely, once every 
week or every two weeks. Here he 
will meet regularly organized classes, 
of which the members shall study i 
one or two subjects during the whole 
school year and take a thorough ex- 
amination at the close. If the work 
of the several recitations, and they 
are to be recitations not lectures, aid 
the examinations are satisfactory, 
one Normal School credit will be giv- 
en for each subject so carried 
throughout the year. Teachers are 
rot expected to be able to carry more 
;han two such subjects. This Will 
furnish an added opportunity for 
them to do Normal School work with- 
out loss of salary or time. 

The schcol now has $75,000 avail- 
able for the erection of a g ; rls' dor- 
mitory. The plans are being pre- 
I ared and work will be started on the 
buildine; this summer. It is hored 
that the building may be avai'ab'e 
for board and room for about one 
hundred girls by the beginning of 
the summer term in 1913. This will 
fimplify the work of the girls in get- 
ting located when they come here. 

These are the main points of inter- 
est in our plans for next year. Other 
things will be announced as they are 
worked out. 


The program for summer school 
did not include mention of athletics, 
nor was there anticipation that many 
would have inclination for the ath- 
letic field. As an experiment, the an- 
nouncement was made that opportu- 
nity for work along the lines of ath- 
letics would be made for all mani- 
festing interest. Classes in physical 
education were organized immediate- 
ly by Miss Lamkin and courses of in- 
struction for those expecting to direct 
athletics the coming year were offer- 
ed by Miss Lamkin and Mr. Walrath. 
There is proof enough that the Nor- 
mal School, in filling its mission of 
the summer season, must arrange for 
a more complete schedule of physical 
and athletic work. 

At the psychological moment, one 
may sny, came Mr. Henry S. Curtis, 
the playground expert, to bring us the 
message of the playground movement 
in America. The demonstration of the 
games of volley ball and long ball, 
together with his four inspiring lec- 
tures, will go far toward promoting 
zeal in the cause of education in f~e 
months to come, when it is better 
understood that the direction of the 
play instinct is vital in the school. 

From the start the tennis courts 
have attracted numbers and, at the 
middle of the term, tournaments for 
men and women are well un3er way. 
In men's doubles the finals will be 
played off during the week ending 
July 19. At the same time the men's 
singles and the girls' douMes v ill be 
coming to the deci=ive content. Not 
a few have learned the game ad 
will return home to tench it to oth- 
ers. Two new nets and exceUent 
backstops for the courts are among 
the new equipment recently installed. 

An innovation in the Normal's pro- 
gress is the laying off of volley ba 1 
courts and playground and long ball 
grounds upon the lawn at the back 
of the building, where shade adds 
to the enjoyment of the games. Sen- 
timent may not yet permit that volley 
ball be put in with the prescribed 
studies, but that may ccme, as it is 
demonstrated that erect posture, 
alertness, generosity, and those finer 
qualities of strong manhood can be 
taught in no better way. Equipment 
for life must needs include instruc- 
tion in how to spend leisure time and 
how to get recreation. These games 
for young and old the nation will do 

well to learn. It is hoped that two 

or three tether ball 

with additional playground a;;, ara- 

tus may be procured at th 

of another school session. 

As is to be expected, interest in 
the good old national game did not 
lag. The same is good evidence that 
the other games bring out those eith- 
er unable or unwilling to play the 
more strenuous games. Three teamg 
of baseball were organized and many 
interesting games have been played, 
not the least entertaining of which 
was the Fourth of July game between 
faculty and students at eight o'clock 
in the morning. It was a game well 
contested, finishing with the score 5 
to 3 for the students. 

Baseball occasionally gives way 
to track work even in the hot weath- 
er; thanks to the leadership of Mr. 
C P. White, who is giving some 
pointers at the take-off board and on 
the cinders. Coach Omer from 
Northwestern University was sched- 
uled to meet the men on July 11 
for a discussion of athletic topics and 
track work more particularly. On 
the whole it has paid to organize the 
Summer Athletic Association and, al-' 
though the membership is not aai 
large as was wanted, the way has i 
been opened for carrying out larger 
plans in summers to come. 


The summer school had a rare 
treat on June 2 5th and 26th 
when Dr. Henry Curtis, the play- 
ground expert, gave four of his 
splendid lectures and two play- 
ground demonstrations. 

"Play in Education" gave us: 
First, the viewpoint of English 
schools regarding the physical devel- 
opment of the child. Two hours 
daily are given to physical exercise 
throughout the grades and in each 
community is a Spiel Inspector whose 
duty it is to see that the boys and 
girls in that district have provisions 
for healthful, w r holeso-me play; 
swimming holes in summer, skating 
in winter, etc. 

Second — It gave us most convinc- 
ing proof that play is the natural in- 
stinct of the child in his training for 
manhood and good citizenship. It j 
is the natural channel through 
which he finds himself and knows 
his capabilities. 

The Indian boy played hide-and- 

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ek and learned to hunt his game; 
j played tag and learned to run 
iwn his game; he shot at the target 
id learned to kill his 

"Tlie Play Movement and Its Sig- 
nificance" — Because play is the nat- 
ural instinct of the child it does not 
follow that he needs no help in his 
Hay. No child has the instinct of 
a game of ball any more than he has 
of the time tables. Games need to 
1 - taught and the mother or the 
teacher who does not play with the 
boys and girls loses a great influ- 
ence for building among them. Play 
increases friendship and sympathy; 
every child needs play, whether he 
lives in the country, the small vil- 
lage or the city. A vacant lot with 
no equipment or no director in 
charge is not a playground, but be- 
comes a loafing place and a menace 
to the community. A director is 
most important. The purpose of the 
playground is not only to keep the 
child off the streets but to raise his 
health standard and to strengthen 
his heart and his lungs. Six thou- 
sand to seven thousand children die 
every year of tuberculosis. Motor ac- 
tivities in play build up the blood sup- 
ply. Play teaches the child quick 
judgment, courage, grit, the differ- 
ence between right and wrong. This 
surplus energy of the child needs 
direction. Delinquency in many 
cases comes from the wrong use of 
the surplus energy . 

"Play: Its Significance to the 
Teacher" — Many teachers have tak- 
en the stand of passive resistance 
against the playground work because 
it made more workforthem. Through 
this attitude they not only lose a 
close bond of sympathy and friend- 
ship between them and the pupils, 
but they lose much pleasure and 
better health for themselves and the 
children. They lose the discipline 
which comes through the student 
body, as an outgrowth of the games. 
Don't carry the features of a school- 
ma'am, but enjoy life with the child. 
"The Social Center" — You cannot 
take a social center out of a commu- 
nity without putting something in 
its place. The playground as a so- 
cial center is taking the place of the 
street, the saloon and the dance hall 
as the center of social life in the 
crowded city districts. The tragedy 
of modern life is monotony in work. 
The social demand when the day's 
v.ork is over will be gratified with 
whatever is at hand. The social cen- 
ter is doing two distinct things for 
the city masses — it is giving them a 

decent place for amusements and it 
is developing in them a community 

These are some of the many good 
things that Mr. Curtis gave us to 
remember. The two playground 
demonstrations in long ball and vol- 
ley ball were the means of creating 
lots of enthusiasm among us, and to- 
gether with the lectures have 
been a great inspiration to all of us 
and I feel sure that they will 
strengthen the playground interest 
throughout the Military Tract. 

— N. B. L. 


An exhibit of work done in coun- 
try schools has been on display in 
Room 27 the past few days. It is 
small, but suggestive of what may be 
accomplished. The following letter 
explains the plan and purpose of the 

"Macomb, 111., Nov. 28, 1911. 

"To the Open Country Club: We 
are planning a big exhibit of country 
school and community work for the 
coming summer session of the West- 
ern Normal. The club members, no 
doubt, have already begun to prepare 
material for entry. Here are a few 
suggestions for further preparation: 

"Arrange wtih a photographer to 
print a number of different views of 
the interior and exterior of your 
buildings. Enough photosrarhs may 
be sold among the friends and pa- 
trons of the school to defray the ex- 
penses of the exhibit. Mount these 
pictures on sheets of dark cardboard 
and be sure to write an account of 
all improvements made during your 
term of teaching. Also makes maps 
and diagrams to show the position of 
trees and outbuildings, and list the 
improvements made. Make a draw- 
ing of the floor plan of the school 
room and n^te the changes made in 
desk arrangements, stove, or other 
school furnishings. 

"Write up an interesting account 
of all social gatherings, patrons' or 
pupils' clubs, entertainment or lec- 
ture courses, and also reports of vis- 
its in the different homes of the dis- 
trict. These reports may take the 
form of compositions and stories 
written by the pupils, or may be the 
teacher's individual work. 

"Save some of the best maps and 

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drawings made by the children aiid 
mount them neatly upon da.k card- 
board. Select specimens of the diff- 
erent pupils' writing made at the be- 
ginning of the term and others made 
near the close, and arrange so as to 
show the improvement. Little book- 
lets containing spelling, language or 
writing exercises may also be enter- 
ed. Collea lists of arithme ic prob- 
lems, especially those relating to 
farm activities. Save the be3t pro- 
ducts of your lessons in handiwork 
and manual training as well as in all 
other lines of school work, for the ex- 

"Prepare a list of your library 
books and classify them according to 
the grades for which they we:e 
meant. Indicate the books which 
you have found to be the most popu- 
lar among children. 

"Write a complete account of any 
opening exercises that you have 
found helpful and interesting. 

"Do not underestimate the value 
of such an exhibit to your school. 
You will feel well repaid for all of 
the time and trouble taken in prepa- 
ration, and you cannot afford to miss 
this chance for bettering the condi- 
tion of your school. 

"Try to get others interested in 
our club and work constantly toward 
the standardization of every one- 
roomed school in the Military Tract. 


Unfortunately Miss Thomson has 
been unable to attend the summer 
school, and the work, after three 
weeks' delay, was taken up by Mi c s 
Eula Cordell, who has managed it 

Prizes offered were award?d as 

Ellison Valley school, Julia M. No- 
lan, teacher, Carman, Illinois, Hen- 
derson county — 

Interior improvements $2.50 

Sewing, work of pupils 75 

Library improvement 1.50 

District No. 148, Adams county, 
Edna Kiem, teacher — 
Account of social work in dist.$2.00 
Cooking 75 

District No. 97, Hancock county, 
Mae Peck, teacher — 

Construction work $1.50 

Drawing 75 

8unny Ridge School, Jessie Crick- 

(Contlnued od page 164.) 



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joyed thoroughly. Sometimes the 
work was hard, but always there 
was the feeling that it was being ap- 
preciated and that was sufficient re- 
ward. It should have been done bet- 
ter, and if it could be done over it 
would be. Experience has taught 
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In the last issue of the Courier 
before the close of the regular school 
year, it was stated that it would be 
continued throughout the Summer 
Term. Later it was decided to pub- 
lish only one number during the six 
weeks and make that number dou- 
ble size. So, with this issue, the 
Courier bids all its friends "Good- 
by" until September. 


(Continued from page 163.) 

et, teacher — 

Essay on School Improvement. $1.50 
These premiums should be an en- 
couragement bo others to send in 
such work for an exhibit next sum- 

A rally of Open Country Clubs, 
County Superintendents, teachers and 
others interested in the movement 
for country school improvement, was 
held Monday, July 8th. The pro- 
gram was as follows: 

Regular Normal School and Train- 
ing School Classes. 


1:00-2:15, Regular Classes. 

2:30 Special Program: 

Address, The Rural Home and the 
Children — William A. McKeever, De- 
partment of Philosophy, Kansas State 
Agricultural College. 

Music, Overture to Merry Wives of 
Windsor (Nicplai) — Double piano: 
Mrs. Hursh, Mrs. Johrson, Miss 
Brooking, Miss Shamel. Organ: Miss 

Country School Problems — County 

Music, "Illinois." 

Organ, Postlude. 


9:00, Address — WiLiam A. Jk- 

'the meeting was a success. The 
ad >rtsses by Prof. McKeever were 
abie, helpful, and insi-iiing. The im- 
portance of school work in general 
and rural school work in particular 
was emphasized. Several county 
superintendents lent the inspiration 
of their presence and suggestions. 
Some rural teachers not in attend- 
ance at the summer school were pres- 
ent, and those in attendance were 
present in large numbers. Ali in all 
it was a good meeting, and is pro- 
phetic of better schools and better 
school conditions in the rural com- 
munities of the Military Tract. 


The Trustes of the School met last 
week and transacted some impor- 
tant business. The resignations of 
Miss Atkinson, Miss Fishleigh, and 
Miss Kirkpatrick from faculty posi- 
tions were accepted. Miss Martha 
McLean, assistant in Domestic Sci- 
ence, and Miss Lavinia Stinson, sev- 
enth grade critic, were each given a 
year's leave of absence. Miss Zoe 
Bayliss was employed to take 
Miss Atkinson's place and Miss Alice 
Crabill will take Miss McLean's 


Nor- Elemen- 

mal tary 

School School Total 

1902-1903 374 160 524 

1903-1904 477 IBS M 

1904-1905 672 109 781 

] 005-11)06 (no sum- 
mer school) . . 309 no re'ord 

1906-1907 537 220 757 

1907-1908 679 212 891 

1908-1909 689 211 900 

1909-1910 778 182 960 

1910-1911 905 187 1092 

1911-1912 1145 228 1373 

(to July 10.) 

place. There are other teachers to 
be hired and Mr. Morgan was in- 
structed to make selections subject 
to the approval of the Board of 

The new dormitory for ladies was 
located east of the main building 
and about in line with it. The ar- 
chitect and all others concerned were 
much pleased with the location. The 
bnilding is to be 175 feet long, about 
130 feet wide and in the shape of 
the letter E. The plans will be 
ready soon and work will be begun 
early this autumn. The building is 
to cost $75,000. 


This club was organized the third 
week of school and meets on the 
campus at the east end of the build- 
ing every Thursday evening at 7:00 
o'clock. Its officers are as follows: 

President — Miss Eula Cordell. 

Vice-President — Miss Ada M. Som- 

Secretary — Miss Ve^ta Beckemeyer 

Treasurer — Mr. Willard Currie. 

Its programs consist of music, 
readings, and talks on country school 
problems. Considerable interest is 
manifested. The talks have been 

The purpose of the club is to im- 
prove country school conditions and 
to standardize the one-room country 
schools of the Military Tract. There 
is hope of success along these lines, 
and Open Country Club No. 3 means 
to do its part. 

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1903 161 

1904 170 

1905 340 

1906 No summer school 

1907 244 

1908 350 

1909 349 

1910 417 

1911 453 

1912 (to July 10) 565 

The enrollment for the first day of 
the summer school this year com- 
l>ared with the enrollment for the 
first day last year shows an increase 
of 59 per cent. The total enrollment 
for the summer school to date this 
year, compared with the total en- 
rollment last year, gives an increase 
of 25 per cent. This indicates that 
the summer school iss not only grow- 
ing in numbers, but that there is a 
change taking place in the spirit and 
purpose of the school. The large in- 
crease in enrollment for the first day 
as compared with the increase in 
total enrollment means that a larger 
number of the summer school stu- 
dents are undertaking their studies 
with the aim of completing the sum- 
mer quarter's work as a part of a 
systematic course of study. 


The library has been appreciated 
and used by the people of the Sum- 
mer School of 1912. The list below 
gives an idea of the number of vol- 
umes charged out by students. This 
list, however, does not show fully to 
what extent it has been used. A very 
largo number of people use books 
in the reading room that are not 
charged out. The library is an in- 
dispensable part of the school: 

No. Vols. I 

June 17 267Uuly 

June 18 195 July 

June 19 148! July 

June 20 120'.Tuly 

June 21. 
June 22. 
June 24. 
June 25. 
June 27. 
June 26. 
June 29. 

1531 July 

1 5 4 
1 19 

June 28 1! 

No. Vols. 









July 8 

July 9 

July 10 

July 11 140 



Coach Omer of the Northwestern 
University Track team visited the 
school last Thursday and had a short 
conference with the boys. 


The names and addresses of the 
summer school students are given 
below with ^he work they will do 
next year. A few abbreviations 
have been made. C. S. means Coun- 
try School, H. S., means High School, 
Prin. means Principal. The other 
contractions will be understood with- 
out abbreviation. 

Adair, Ethel, C. S Carthage 

Adair, S. Q . Quincy 

Adams, Gertrude E., 3rd Gd. Quincy 
Adkisson, Hazel, C. S. .Swan Creek 

Akers, Lcssie, C. S Camp Point 

Akers, Edith, C. S Camp Point 

Alexander, Minnie, C. S.... Golden 

Allison, Margaret Macomb 

Altheide, Matilda, 4th Gd... Quincy 
Ammer, Ida L., 4th gd . . . . Elvaston 
Anderson, Mabel Karr, C. S.Carthage 
Anderson, Edna T., C. S 

New Windsor 

Armour, Mabel, C. S Tennessee 

Arning, Julia, 5th Gd Quincy 

Asplund, Mary I., C. S Macomb 

Athey, Fern A., C. S Lewistown 

Awbrey, Maud, C. S .... Keithsburg 

Aulgur, Tnez, C. S Macomb 

Ausbury, Mary, Normal. .. .Macomb 
Ball, Cora J., 5th & 6th Gds 

'. . . .Quincy 

Balthrope, Elizabeth, 2nd Gd.... 


Barnes, Edna, Primary ... .Raritan 

Barnes, Vesta, C. S Hamilton 

Barnes, C. T., C. S Canton 

Bates, Jennie F., C. S Vermont 

Bates, Kathryn M., C. S. . . .Macomb 
Eauner, Katherine, C. S.Camp Point 

Baxter, Florence, C. S Alsey 

Bayless, Albert, C. S Bardolph 

Beatty, Helen, 5th Gd Quincy 

Beatty, M. E., 8th Gd Quincy 

Beckemeyer, Vesta, C. S Quincy 

Bess, Wenona E., C. S. . .Kampsville 
Bell, Albert, Normal ... .Smithfield 

Bell, Gladys, C. S Astoria 

Bellinger, Hazel, C. S Alexis 

Bellomy, Mona, C. S Good Hope 

Bennett, Fay, C. S Bayliss 

Beyer, Mayme, C S Cambridge 

Bissell, Beulah, C. S Viola 

Black, Alice I., 7th -Gd Macomb 

Black, Helen, Normal Macomb 

Blair, Lee M., H. S Havana 

Blohm, Nellie M., C. S. .Beardstown 

Boies, Lucie, Normal Macomb 

Bowers, Lucy, 1st Gd Quincy 

Bowlin, Goldie F., C. S.... Macomb 

Bradney, Ruth, C. S Timewell 

Branberg, Anna, Inter Gds 

Coal Valley 

Bred well. Ethel, 1st Gd Canton 

Brent, Susie A., 1st Gd Quincy 

Briar, Ethel M., C. S Bardolph 

Brittain, Elizabeth, 2nd Gd.. Quincy 
Brooking, Isabel, Normal. .Macomb 
Brooks, R. W., C. S. . . .Stronghurst 

Brown, Carl, C. S Vermont 

Brown, Josie, C. S Ferris 

Browning, Inez, C. S LaHarpe 

Buckley, Clara, 3rd & 4th Gds. . . 


Buerkin, Katherine, 5th Gd.. Quincy 
Bunch, Rosa Belle, C. S. .Carrollton 

Bunting, Lucy, 2nd Gd Quincy 

Burkhalter, Blanche, C. S., 1st Gd. 


Byrd, Lela, C. S Hamburg 

Bywater, Frances E., 1st Gd. . Quincy 

Bywater, Ruth, Normal Quincy 

Cadogan, Katherine, 8th Gd. Quincy 

Callihan, Emma, Prin Macomb 

Carroll, Huldah, C. S. . . . Greenbush 
Carson, Minnie M., 5, 6, 7, 8th Gds. 


Carter, Irma, H. S Astoria 

Catlett, Dottie, C. S Fairview 

Catlin, Vera, Normal Macomb 

Chamberlain, Helen, C. S 

Mt. Sterling 

Chilberg, Irene C, C. S Ophien 

Choate, Stella L., 5, 6 & 7th Gds. 


Cleek, Lulu, C. S Mt. Sterling 

Conner, Edith, C. S Macomb 

Coates, Helen Macomb 

Cobb, Grace, C. S Monmouth 

Cole, Florence M., Normal .Macomb 
Connor, Regina A., C. S.Mt. Sterling 

Ccoke, Hazlitt, C. S Aledo 

Ccoper, Edith, C. S Monmouth 

Copeland, Josephine, C. S.Monmouth 

Cordell, Eula E., C. S Cameron 

Cordell, Grace, Normal ... .Macomb 

Covert, Mary, C. S Littleton 

Cox, Pearl, C. S Carthage 

Crabill, Alice, Normal Faculty. . . 


Cratty, Stella, Primary Wataga 

Crewes, Frances, H. S Mazon 

Cummings, Thomas, C. S Basco 

Curry, Marie, 3rd & 5th Gds 


Curtis, Edna, C. S Bowen 

Dague, Mary V., 4th Gd. . . .Danville 
Dahlberg, Nannie, C. S....Andover 

Danner, Zeta, C. S Astoria 

Darke, Christie, Normal .... Macomb 

Dennis, Marie M., C. S Baylis 

Derrick, Sara Louise, Prin. . .Quincy 
Derrick. Ida Alleyne, Prin. . .Quincy 

DeWitt, Maude L., C. S Canton 

Dickey, Lora, C. S Alexis 

Dickhut, Jennie, 3rd Gd Quincy 

Dickman, Anna, Village. . .Bradford 

Diefendorf, Ethel, C, S Douglas 

Dierker, Henry, C. S Plymouth 

Ditto, Ethel B., C. S Keithsburg 

Dixon. Elsie, C. S Oquawka 

Doderlein, Thora W., C. S Avon 

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Donaldson, Nellie, C. S Fiatt 

Donaldson, Mary, C. S Cuba 

Dunn, Nelle, C. S Buda 

Dorsett, Mattie, C. S Augusta 

Easum,. Dora Clayton 

Elder, Media, 2nd Gd Quincy 

Ellison, Alice, Normal Macomb 

Ellison, Louise, Normal. . . .Macomb 
English, Jennie L., 1st to 4th Gds. 


Erwin, George Macomb 

Essex, H. Eli, C. S. . . .London Mills 
Evans, Bernice, C. S. . . .Prairie City 

Evans, Gladys, C. S Canton 

Everitt, T. W., Supt LaHarpe 

Falkenstein, Ruth, C. S Astoria 

Fischer, Doris, 6th Gd Quincy 

Fischer, Minnie, 7th Gd Quincy 

Fleer, Irene, 7th Gd Quincy 

Forbes, Nellie, C. S Cuba 

Foster, Ethel Macomb 

Foster, William, H. S. . . .Colchester 
Fcuts, Augusta, 1st to 4th Gds.. . 


Fullmer, E. A., 6th & 7th Gds.. . . 


Fullmer, Helen, C. S Milan 

Fulton, A. Florence Quincy 

Garrett, Opal, C. S Smithshire 

Garvey, Irene, C. S Elvaston 

George, Mae, C. S Alsey 

Gesler, Daisy H Macomb 

Gheen, Ethel, C. S Neba 

Gleason, Catherine, C. S.Mt. Sterling 

Goeke, Elsie, C. S Bushnell 

Goodwin, Chloe, E., C. S..Rockport 
Grady, Bertha, All grades 


Graham, Iva, Normal Adair 

Graham, Mabel M., 7th & 8th Gds. 


Graham, Nellie, C. S Adair 

Gray, Ethel, C. S Breeds 

Gray, Ivah, C. S Gladstone 

Green, Jane L., C. S Chrisman 

Greuel, Augusta, C. S Macomb 

Griffith, Florence, C. S . . . Galesburg 
Grote, Augusta, 6th Gd. . Springfield 
Guest, Margaret, 5, 6 & 7th Gds. 


Gustafson, S. Grace, C. S.Cambridge 

Hainline, Mae, C. S Macomb 

Hall, Edith E., 6th Gd Quincy 

Hall, Damon, H. S Colchester 

Hall, Tacie, Normal Macomb 

Haney, Nellie, C. S Camden 

Harbison, Ruth, C. S.. London Mills 
Harding, Howard, Normal. .Macomb 
Harding, Frances Maude, 8th Gd. 


Harl, Jeannette, 5th & 6th Gds.. . 


Hartzell, Ruth R., Primary. Carthage 

Harris, W. C, H. S New Boston 

Harris, H. D., C. S New Boston 

Harris, Winnie, C. S Marietta 

Harris, Irene, Normal Macomb 

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Jared, Jennie L., 7th Gd . . . Roseville 
Jarrett, Talitha D., 5th Gd . . .Quincy 

Jeffries, Will Marietta 

Jones, Edith E., 3d Cd Quincy 

Jones, Clarence, Normal . . . Macomb 

Johnson, Bessie, C. S Warsaw 

Johnson, Erma, C. S Altona 

Johnson, Esther, C. S Oneida 

Johnson, Emma, C. S. . . .Preemption 

Johnson, Leila, C. S Warsaw 

Johnson, Grace Adina, C. S 

New Windsor 

Johnston, Exie, 1st Gd Quincy 

Kane, Frank, 7th Gd Pittsfield 

Keane, Josephine E., 8th Gd. Quinsy 

Kerch, Ivy, C. S Aledo 

Kerman, Geo. B., H. S Macomb 

Kiem, Edna, C. S Quincy 

Kindelsperger, Charity, H. S 


Kirk, Susie, 7th & 8th Gds.. Quincy 
Klarner, Christel, 5th Gd. . . .Quincy 

Klarner, Julia, 6th Gd Quincy 

Knight, Gertrude, C. S 

New Philadelphia 

Krein, Gertrude, C. S. . . .Monmouth 
Kriegshauser, Kathryn, 3d Gd. . . . 


Lane, Jessie, 3d & 4th Gds. Hamilton 

Larson, Albert Colchester 

Leach, Paul J., Normal Macomb 

Leapley, Jessie, C. S Kellerville 

Lee, Meda, C. S Bluff Springs 

Lemley, Cora G., 2nd Gd Quincy 

Harrison, Gladys, 3rd Gd . . . .Quincy 
Hasselbacher, Eva, 1, 2, 3 Gds. 

Yates City 

Hatchett, Mattie, Normal .... Sciota 
Hedgcock, Mary, C. S. . . .Plymouth 
Hedgcock, Jessamine, C.S.Plymouth 
Hedgcock, Martha E., C. S.Plymouth 
Heinzman, Yulah. C. S. . . .Bushnell 

Hites, Garnet, Normal Macomb 

Hites, Mary, Normal Macomb 

Hohl, Lucile, C. S Nauvoo 

Hohl, Verna, 1st & 2nd gds. .Nauvoo 
Hollirlay, Katherine, 9th gd.. Quincy 

Holmes, Albert, H. E Bowen 

Hood, Blanche T., C. S Bushnell 

Hoskin, Mary E., C. S El Dara 

Hott, Maude, C. S Good Hope 

Hoyt, Guy M., 8th Gd Canton 

Humberd, Hazel, C. S Sciota 

Hunsaker, Edna, C. S Liberty 

Hunt, Mary Rose, C. S. . . Beardstown 

Hunt, Ida, C. S Colchester 

Huntley, Mayme, C. S Nauvoo 

Hiett, H. C, H. S Kirkwood 

Huey, Grant, Normal Macomb 

Hulson, Mary, 1, 2, 3 Gds. Colchester 

Imes, Ralph, Normal Macomb 

Ingersoll, Marie, C. S. . .Green Valley 
Ingram, Imogene M., C. S. . . Geneseo 
Ireland, Lottie K., C. S. ...Princeton 

Irwin, Jennie, C. S Smithfield 

Jansen, Adeline, 8th Gd Quincy 

McGilllvrajr, Hope, Normal 


licKeown, Mayme, C. H.Mt. Htc-rling 
McKnight, Elizabeth, 4th & 5th 

Gds Quincy 

McKown, Mabel, C. B. .New Boston 

McMillan, Eva M., H. B Industry 

Menke, Mary, 4th Gd Quincy 

Meyer, Gertrude, Ind. Gd . . . .Quincy 
Meyer, Katrine, .'3rd Gd . . . 
Myers, Frank, Student. .. Galesburg 
Mercer, Jessie G., 3d Gd. . . Canton 
Mickey, Florence, Normal .. Macon 

Miller, Myrta, C. S Macomb 

Miner, Nellie, Normal .Macomb 

Mitchell, Ethelyn L, C. S. Kirkwood 
Mixer, Iva L, 5th & 6th Gds. Clayton 
Monckton, Cathryn A., C. S 

Mt. Sterling 

Monninger, Hazel, Normal .. Macomb 
Montgomery, Mary, C. S. .Monmouth 
Moody, Mrs. Martha, 8th Gd 


Moore, Marion, 4th Gd. .Rock Island 

Moore, Helen, C. S Macomb 

Moore, Mildred, 3rd & 4th Gds. . . 


Morey, Clara Macomb 

Moss, Pearl, 1st & 2nd Gds 


Mullen, Georgia Macomb 

Mummey, Nida Canton 

Lewis, Lily, Normal Macomb 

Lewis, Ella, Primary Quincy 

Little, Norene, C. S Pontoosuc 

Logan, Nora G., C. S Lomax 

Louderback, Florence, C. S 

Sheldon's Grove 

Lord, Hattie A., C. S Bradford 

Lucas, Ruth, 6, 7, & 8th Gds..Moline 
Lucas, Mattie, 1st & 2nd Gds. . . . 

Prairie City 

Lucas, Leola, 8th & 9th Gds 


Lucas, Ethel, C. S Macomb 

Lukens, Mabel, 2nd Gd. . .Monmouth 

Macfall, Rose, 4th Gd Quincy 

Mangion, Alice W., C. S. . . .Dahinda 
Mangion, Kathryn, C. S. . . .Dahinda 
Marple, Anna M., C. S. .Illinois City 

Marple, Frances, C. S Joy 

Mayfield, Jessie, C. S Media 

Martin, Jessie, 6th Gd Quincy 

Mason, A. Ruthe, C. S. . . .Plymouth 
May, Katherine, Primary. ... Quincy 
Mayfield, Leota, C. S. . .Stronghurst 

McAtee, Leta, C. S Paloma 

McAvoy, M. Jennie, C. S... Augusta 
McCollom, Florence, 6th & 7th 

Gds Carthage 

McCord, Beulah, C. S. . . .Colchester 

McCreary, Eula Carthage 

McCreary, Twila, Primary 


McDaniel, Ray, C. S Plymouth 

McDonald, Robert, Student .Macomb 
McDowell, Elva C, Primary 

Murphy, Lulu, 2nd Gd 

Tawas City, Mich 

Musgrove, Lestine, C. S.East Moline 

Nelson, Anna M., C. S Loraine 

Nelson, Ellen M., C. S....Kewanee 
Nelson, Hazel, C. S. ...Lynn Center 
Newbery, Mary, H. S. . . . Woodhull 
Newell, Ora, 5th & 6th Gds....Joy 
Newell, Martha, 5th & 6th Gds. . . 


Noland, Hazel, C. S LaHarpe 

Norton, E., Jr., Student . .Galesburg 
Norton, Lucinda M., Student.... 


Odeman, Clara L., H. S. . .Neponset 
Olson, Evelyn, C. S. .. .Cambridge 

Owens, Mary V., 4th Gd Canton 

Patch, Mamie, C. S Smithshire 

Payne, Cecile, C. S Bushnell 

Pemberton, Bess, C. S Bushnell 

Persline, Mildred, C. S. . . .Oquawka 
Peterson, Nettie, 1st Gd....Quincy 
Peterson, Agnes, 5th, 6th ,& 7th 

Gds Alpha 

Peterson, Maude, C. S... Monmouth 
Pierson, Edna, C. S. . .New Windsor 

Pierce, Daisy, Normal Macomb 

Pine, George, C. S. . . .New Windsor 

Pitt, Lula, C. S Ferris 

Poffenbarger, Nina, C.S.New Boston 

Pollard, Viola Pontoosuc 

Postlewait, Delpha Alexis 

Pratt, Owen, Student. .. .Monmouth 
Purdum, Gladys, Normal. . .Macomb 

Rauch, Oliver A., C. S Astoria 

Ralph, Lucy, th Gd Quincy 

Randolph, Harriet, Student. Macomb 

Ratcliffe, Mary, C. S Canton 

Ray, Laura, C. S Roseville 

Rebman, Blanche, Primary . Frederick 

Rexroat, Lulu, Normal Macomb 

Rice, Beryl, C. S Dalas City 

Richardson, Edith, 1st & 2d Gds. 


Rinehart. Harriet, Normal ... Sciota 

Roberson, Verne, C. S Hermon 

Royer, Pauline Baders 

Ruddell, Elizabeth IMacomb 

Ruddell, Marion, Primary ... .Perry 
Ruskamp, Josephine, 6th Gd. Quincy 

Russell, Flora, C. S Macomb 

Rutledee, Gwendolyn, 5th GdQuincy 
Ryan, Catherine V., 1st Gd. .Quincy 

Ryan, Helen M., th Gd Quincy 

Salisbury, G. W., Student. . .Urbana 

Sanders, Velva, C. S Carthage 

Sanders, Ruth Canton 

Scott, Mabel, C. S Neponset 

Schwartz, Mrs. Jennie A., 2nd Gd. 


Schaefer, Elsie, 1st Gd Quincy 

Schaefer, Nellie, 3rd Gd. .. .Quincy 
Self ridge, Lucy May, C. S.Good Hope 
Shanahan, Johanna, Prin. .. .Quincy 
Shively, Louise, Primary. .Bardolph 

Sigler, E. Lyle, C. S Rushville 

Simpson, Roy, H. S Tennessee 

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Simpson, Olive, C. S Augusta 

Smith, Earl J., Prin Canton 

Smith, Lloyd, Marietta 

Smith, Lester C, Prin Canton 

Smith, Hallie, C. S Astoria 

Smith, Isabelle, C. S Viola 

Smith, Maggie F., 1st & 4th Gds. 


Smick, Audre, 5th & 6th Gds. .Aledo 

Sowers, Ada, C. S Wyoming 

Sorensen, Alfred, H. S. .New Boston 
Spahr, William, Normal. . .Macomb 

Spangler, Allie Bardolph 

Spangler, Gaily Bardolph 

Sprague, Bertha, C. S Sheffield 

Springer, Lois, C. S Galesburg 

Stuart, Ethel L., Normal. . .Macomb 

Stevenson, Clem, C. S Gerlaw 

Stookey, Hazel, Normal. . . .Macomb 
Stinson, Dorothy, Normal. .Macomb 
Strickler, Louise C, 3d Gd. . . . 


Stedman, Edna B., C. S. .Swan Creek 
Stephens, Ross, Normal. .. .Macomb 
Stewart, Justin A., H. S. .Plymouth 
Stoops, Gladys, 2nd Gd. Hannibal, Mo 
Stanley, Elvira, C. S....Good Hope 
Stevenson, Clementine, C. S.. Ferris 

Stipe, Alma E., C. S Tioga 

Sullivan, Irene, Normal ... .Macomb 
Sullivan, Mary, Normal .... Macomb 
Summers, Jessie E., C. S. . . .Quincy 
Swearingen, Ralph V., C. S.Littleton 
Switzer, Ralph B., H. S.... LaHarpe 
Swag, Mrs. Lynn R., 4th & 5th 

Gds Galesburg 

Swanson, Norman, C. S Altona 

Swenson, Greta J., 5th & 7th 

Gds Elvaston 

Switzer, Louise, C. S Macomb 

Switzer, Elsie M., C. S Macomb 

Swisher, Ida T., C. S Rushville 

Swanson, Flora, C. S. .. .Colchester 
Swearingen, Mrs. Ralph, C. S. ... . 


Terpening, Mabel, C. S... Monmouth 

Thayer, Grace, C. S Roseville 

Thietten, Lola, 6th & 7th Gds... 

i Loraine 

Tibbets, Brenhilde M., C. S 

Mason City 

Thirtyacre, Pearl, C. S Quincy 

Thomason, Emma, 7th Gd... Quincy 
Thomas, Clair J., Student. . .Urbana 
Thompson, Mabel, C. S. .Prairie City 
Thompson, Esther, 7th & 8th Gds. 

Camp Point 

Thompson, Ethel, C. S Macomb 

Townley, Wayne, Normal. .Macomb 

Upham, Alice, Normal Macomb 

Van Antwerp, Maude L., H. S. . . 


Vance, Inez, C. S Augusta 

VanEtten, Reba, Normal . . . Macomb 

Vaughn, Helen, C. S Galesburg 

Venable, Lucy, C. S. .. .Keithsburg 
Volk, Maude, 1st to 9th Gds. Oneida 

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Vosmer, Lillie M., 1st Gd. . . .Quincy 
Wade, Hazel, 1, 2,&3rd Gds... Lima 

Wade, Jessie, C. S Tiskilwa 

Walk, Beulah M., 1st to 4th Gds. 


Walter, Clark, Student. ... Bushnell 

Walters, Addie, C. S Cuba 

Waschke, Bertha H., C. S. .Reynolds 

Watson, Wade E Macomb 

Webb, Marie, C. S Paloma 

Weber, Rose, C. S Astoria 

Welborn, Freda, Normal. .. Macomb 
Welch, Gladys, C. S... London Mills 
Westerdale, Grace, C. S. .. .Victoria 
Wherley, Homer L., Student. Astoria 
White, Katherine, C, S. .Camp Point 

White, Elsie, Normal Macomb 

Whitehead, Cora, Inter. Gds 


Whitehouse, Leora, H. S.. Plymouth 

Wick, Violet, C. S Oneida 

Wiegand, Dollie, C. S Biggsville 

Wiggins, Frances G., C. S. . . .Milan 
Willard, Robert, C. S .Hollowayville 
Williams, Susie E., Normal. Macomb 
Williams, Rena C, C. S. . Colchester 
Williams, Sallie R., 8th Gd.. Quincy 
Williamson, Florence, Student... 

( Wataga 

Wilson, Forrest, Normal. . .Macomb 
Wilson, Earl, 7th, 8th, & 10th Gds. 


Wilson, Chloe E., Normal. .Macomb 
Wilson, Jeannette, C. S . . Colchester 

Wilson, Margaret E., C. S 

.London Mills 

Wilson, Grace, Normal .... Macomb 

Wilson, Mary, C. S Lewistown 

Winters, Ruth S., C. S... Plymouth 
Winters, Delia A., C. S. . . .Plymouth 
Winters, Bertha L., C. S.Plymouth 
Windisch, Mae, Primary. Bishop Hill 

Wirt, Mabel, Student Alpha 

Wise, Carl T., H. S Quincy 

Wise, Mrs. C. T Quincy 

Womelsdorf, Henriette F., 2nd Gd. 


Womelsdorf, Bertha M., 3rd Gd. 


Yaap, Minnie, Normal Macomb 

Yard, Vera, C. S Macomb 

Young, Le Verne, C. S. . . .Colchester 
Young, Zola, F., C. S. . . .Colchester 

Assistant Coa^h. 

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June 21, 1912, a girl. 

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A '-> 1 1 c f p a t io h 


Tke Alumni and Teachers of the Second Ward 

School at Sterling Dedicate a Sun Dial 

to Memory of Mr. Bayllss. 

A little booklet has come to our 
notice concerning the dedication ex- 
ercises of a memorial to the late Al- 
fred Bayliss, held by the alumni and 
teachers of the Second Ward School 
at Sterling, Illinois. This is the school 
of which 'Sir. Bayliss was principal 
for twenty years, or from the 
year 1874 to 1894. The memorial 
in the form of a beautiful gran- 
ite sun dial which was placed in the 
school yard of the Second Wai\l 
building. Mr. Bayliss did very much 
for this school and for the town dur- 
ing his twenty years stay there. He 
placed the Second Ward High School 
on the accredited list of normal 
schools, colleges, and universities. 
He also was instrumental in bring- 
ing about the building of a splendid 
township high school at that place. 

The presentation speech was made 
by w. P. Utley of the class of '7 5, 
and the speech of acceptance by W. 
X. Haskell of the class of '80, and 
now secretary of the board or educa- 
tion. An address was also given by 
F. G. Blair, State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction. Numerous other 

(Continued on page 3.) 


Faculty and Old Students Give Reception to 
New Students in the Gymnasium.- In- 
formal Program Given. 

Friday evening, September 20, the 
reception to new students was given in 
the gymnasium by the faculty and old 
students. Quite a large number were 
present and every one felt better acqu- 
ainted and more at home after these 
two hours of pleasant association. Aft- 
er refreshments of lemonade and waf- 
ers had been served a short informal 
program was given with Mr. Dickerson 
presiding. Miss Sarah Stocking gave a 
delightful reading entitled "The Old 
Man". Miss Lora Wilson spoke of the 
Y.W.C.A. and its work. Mr. Ther- 
on Chaney spoke of the Y.M.C.A, in 
a similar way. Mr.Onno Walters gave 
a short talk in behalf of the Platonians 
as did Mr. Harlow Wyne for the Em- 
sonians and Miss Grote for the Ama- 
teur Club. Miss Davis gave the orator- 
ical side of school life, and Mr. Wal- 
rath and Miss Lamkin, the athletic 
side. Mr. Morgan then admonished us 
to see that these various activities 
were not given precedence over our 
class work. Then came more refresh- 
ments until time for the lights to blink 
and all went home feeling that they 
had enjoyed a very pleasant evening. 


The New Extension Department Has Been Or- 
ganized with Mr. E. E. Van Cleve 
as Director. 

On August 30th last, Prof. J. T. 
Johnson, who has been head of the 
departments of biology and agricul- 
ture for the past six years, resigned, 
to accept a position as Dean of the 
Faculty of the Kent State Normal 
School, at Kent, Ohio. At a meet- 
ing of the board of trustees on Sep- 
tember 11th, Charles W. Finley was 
elected as his successor. 

Mr. Finley is a graduate of the 
Eastern Illinois State Normal School 
?nd has a Master's degree in science 
from the University of Chicago. In 
addition to this he has done nearly 
all the work for his Doctor's degree. 
This he will finish in the next two or 
three summers. Mr. Finley comes 
to his work here highly recom mend- 
ed by Dt. Lord, president of the East- 
ern Illinois Normal School, President 
Cooper, of the Mankato Normal 
School of Minnesota; Dr. Caldwell, 
of the Department of Botany and 
Natural History of the University of 
Chicago, and by Dr. Judd, who is Di- 
rector of the School of Education of 
the University of Chicago. Mr. Fin- 
ley has had wide experience in the 
various phases of school work in 
the State, and is taking the work up 
with vigor and decision. 

While the school regrets very 
much to lose the services of Profes- 
sor Johnson, it feels that it has se- 
cured a valuable man in his stead. 

At the same meeting the Board ap- 
pointed Mr. Rupert R. Simpkins as 
Head of the Department of Education 
and Director of the Training School. 
He succeeds Mr. Morgan, who was 
recently elected to the principalship. 

Mr. Simpkins has his Bachelor's 
and Master's degrees from the Uni- 
versity of Indiana, and has complet- 
ed all of his work for his Doctor's 
degree in the University of Chicago, 
except his thesis. During his work 
there he was a Fellow in the Depart- 
ment of Education. Mr. Simpkins 
has had a wide experience in the 
public schools of Indiana and Illi- 

(Continued on page 3.) 



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Vol. X Thur., Sept. 26, 1912. No. 1 

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School has opened again with many 
new faces around. This first issue of 
the Courier most heartily greets them 
all. The Courier is here to serve 
new students as well as old. To do this 
we must have the hearty cooperation 
of both old andnew students in subscrip- 
tions and also literary contributions. 
Any one who can draw a good cartoon 
or write something of interest is invited 
to do so and hand to the editor or some 
other member of the Courier staff. 
The staff will try and with the help of 
others can make this year's Courier 
the best which this school has ever 

This Normal school would not be on 
the footing it is today if it did not ad- 
vertise to some extent. Very near all 
of the activities at school are advertis- 
ed extensively. It even proves profit- 
able for the Courier to advertise. Also 
the Athletic and Oratorical associa- 
tions. Some of the leading merchants 
in town also believe in advertising and 
you will notice some ads in the Couri- 
er from time to time. These merchants 
are reliable business men of Macomb 
and they will treat you right in order 
to keep up their reputation gained thru 

Moral: Subscribe for the Courier 
and read the ads. 

Miss Davis hands in this interesting 
bit of suggestive material from the 
September number of the English 


A required course of two 
hours of regular oral expression 
work throughout the fir it year of 
high school would prove of inesti- 
mable value. It would srve much 
to put dynamic power by this 
means into the very beginning of 
high ochool work. 

More time should be devot- 
ed to the subject of oral reading 
in the normal schools, so that 
teachers would go out enabled to 
awaken through their own read- 
ing, the interest of the student. 

Have you joined the Y. M. C. A? If 
not why not ? The Y. M. C. A. is an 
organization for every boy in school. 
It is not composed of any select bunch 
and is glad to welcome one and all. Its 
motto is "The most good to the most 
yeople all the time". Every effort is 
made by the officers and members of 
the Y. M. C. A. to make the meetings 
as interesting as possible. Prominent 
business men in all vocations of life will 
be heard throughout the year. Some of 
the meetings willbe made student meet- 
ings alone. Every man can take part or 
have something to do if he expresses a 
willingness to do so. The meetings are 
held every Tuesday night in the Music 
Room at 6:45. We get out soon enough 
for you to prepare your lessons for the 
next day. Corne and be a member. 


Y. M. C. A. 

Y. W. C. A. 





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Base ball 


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The Senior Play 

Inter-class Gontest 

Boy's Glee Club 


There is surely something in this 

list which will meet the inclinat;o 
every student. Every one should see 
that he takes active part in cr.e 
more of these various school i 


Just a week ago today Mr. Ginnings 
was coming to school on a bicycle. Ey 
some unkind act of providence a small 
stick became entangled in the wheel 
which caused it to be stopped rather 
suddenly. Now Mr. Ginnings was sub- 
ject, as are all other bodies, to a pecu- 
liar physical law known as "inertia", 
So instead of stopping with the "bike", 
he went on over the handle bars.He re- 
ports no injuries further than breaking 
the crystal in his watch which he says 
will cause him to be out anywhere 
from twenty five cents to a dollar. 


The Courier has a number of ex- i 

changes on its list. These are all live ' 
high school or college papers full fromf-j 

cover to cover with interesting reading I 
concerning the various student activi-HI 

ties of every high school and college I 
in Northern and Western Illinois. 

These papers are placed on the ex- ' 

change shelf which is in the northeast 1 

corner of the library. If you wish to ) 
see what other schools are doing along 

the same lines that we are interested I 
in or some good jokes or stories go to 
the exchange shelves. 

The total enrollment up tc Tuesday, I 
September 24, was 399. Of this total 
130 are boys and 269 girls. Better I 
be careful boys. 

We are in receipt of an interesting I 

letter from Mr. W. 0. Pendarvis, '11, J 

who is now teaching in the Philippine I 
Islands. It is entitled "Five Days in 

Japan," and will be published in part ' 
next week. 

The Courier has ordered twenty 
dollars worth of new type and some 
very artistic border designs. This, 
when received, will add very much 
to the already fine appearance of the 




(Continued from page I.) 

nols, having had about seven years 
experience in Indiana and five years 
in Illinois. He came to us from But- 
ler College, where he was Assistant 
Professor of Education. This, added 
to his work as Grade Supervisor and 
Superintendent of Schools, makes 
him a man who is fully fitted for the 
position which he has taken. 

Mr. Simpkins comes very highly 
recommended by those with whom 
he worked, both in Indiana Univer- 
sity and the University of Chicago. 
Besides these, the various school of- 
ficials with whom he did his teach- 
ing and supervising, speak very 
highly of him as an adminstrator. 
The work of the Training School is 
already showing signs of his ability 
as an organizer, and we predict that 
his influence will soon show itself 
in the common schools of this dis- 

The new department which has 
been organized in connection with 
the school is known as the Extension 
Department. Mr. E. E. Van Cleve 
has been appointed to take charge of 
this. He has been a teacher and 
superintendent in the southern part 
of Illinois for the last twenty years, 
and has had an experience which 
covers practically all of the public 
school problems which may arise. 
He has his Bachelor's and Master's 
desrees from the University of Illi- 
nois, and has done some additonal 
work. He comes to us highly re- 
commended by Dr. Bagley and Dr. 
Hollister of the University of Illi- 
nois. He has done quite a little of 
his work there with Dr. Bagley, and 
Dr. Hollister, who is the high school 
visitor for Illinois, has observed 
much of his work first hand. There 
are a great number of county and 
city superintendents of the southern 
part of the State who have testified 
to his strength as an educator. He 
has begun his work and has been in 
the field this week. On Tuesday eve- 
ning he met the teachers of Can- 
ton and organized an Extension class 
at which fifty enrolled. On Wednes- 
day he was at Peoria, where he or- 
ganized a similar class with about 
forty teachers as members. The re- 
ports that come in from the various 
places where Mr. Van Cleve has been 
at work assure the success of this 
undertaking, and we feel that his ef- 

forts wiU ad 1 much to the usefulness 
of the Normal School and be a great 
help to the teachers of the Military 


(Continued from page 1.) 

short talks were given by alumnae 
and teachers, among them being one 
by Prof. Hursh of this school,. 

Mr. Bayliss was preeminently a 
lover of children. In this booklet is 
a facsimile of a copy of a poem 
made by Mr. Bayliss when superin- 
tendent of the Second Ward School 
for the children to memorize. The 
first two stanzas are engraved on the 
dial. The complete poem follows: 


So here hath been dawning 
Another blue day; 

Think, wilt thou let it 
Slip useless away? 

Out of eternity 

This new day is born; 
Into eternity 

At night will return. 

Behold it aforetime 

No eye ever did; 
So soon it forever 

From all eyes is hid. 

Here hath been dawning 

Another blue day; 
Think, wilt thou let it 

Slip useless away? 


Monday, September 23, was the 
tenth birthday of this schoo'. At 
present there are only four members 
In the faculty who were members of 
the original faculty. These are Miss 
Dunbar, Miss Hamilton, Prof. Hursh 
and Prof. Drake. Therefore, in 
chapel Monday morning, Mr. Morgan 
apprised us of the foregoing facts, 
and called on Mr. Hursh to give a 
short talk. 

When the students and faculty 
gathered September 23, 1902, for 
regisration, the campus was mostly 
made up of sticky yellow clay. The 
building was finished only on the first 
floor and the gymnasium was used 
as a study hall and assembly 
room. All the classes were held on 
the first floor, both normal and train- 

ing school classes. The enrollment 
numbered about 150, most of the 
students being comparatively young. 
A few, however, were of the normal 
school class, having come with Prof. 
Drake from Moline. During th's 
time the building was in the process 
of completion, except when delayed 
by the legislature refusing to grant 
an appropriation needed to complete 
the building. By the end of the 
third year two or three rooms were 
finished on the third floor through 
the genrosity of Capt. Albert Eads, 
who gave enough money to finish 
them. This gave some much needed 
room, as the enrollment was grad- 
ually increasing all the time. The 
building was completed during the 
fourth year, and the school was 
therefore placed on a new and more 
solid footing and from that time on 
has grown steadily to what it is 
now. Much was done by Mr. Bay- 
liss to improve the course and make 
it is what it is today. 

After Mr. Hursh's talk the ex- 
ercises were fittingly closed by sing- 
ing the normal song. 


Mr. Bassett, who is quite a lover of 
birds, tells us that now is the best time 
to study the humming bird. As many 
as half a dozen can be seen at times 
buzzing over the bed of salvia at the 
east end of the building. Mr. Bassett 
makes the statement that many people 
have never seen a real hummingbird, 
but have been led to believe that 
the large hawk moth is one. They 
will be seen for only a few days more 
or until the first frost, so that now is 
the best time imaginable to observe 
these tiny creatures of the feathery 

Circuit court is now in session 
down town, and many of the stu- 
dents of the civic class (History 8) 
have taken advantage of the oppor- 
tunity offered to see the workings 
of the court. 

Paul White, who was a student 
here during the year of 1910-11, was 
seen among us Friday. He was on 
his way to Northwestern University, 
where he has been attending school 
the past two years. 


The V 
t;.<- [lllno 

a! Noi li, al, UHl 

aat nem 

: therein If tfee !a' 
tut too 

This £an.e of all college gi 

dropped at the I. S. N. D. I 

;i-o, because it nraa thought that tb< 

ulting from the v 
i kighed the good. Now it is ■een i: 
an entirely different light; all o 
which verifies the statement that yo; 
ctn't keep a good thing down. 

We are glad for this, a: 
tend to the I. S. X. U. b*-st wish* 
for a successful football season. 

If an automobile can go a mile 
how far can Trego? 


Prescription Druggist 


Macomb Illinois 



North Sld« Squar«. 


Tuesday evening, September 17, 
about 9:30, the students and citizens 
living near the Normal were called out 
by an alarm of fire. It proved to be 
Mr. Drake's barn which was burning, 
and the fire had gotten under 
such headway that the barn could 
not be saved when the fire depart- 
ment arrived. Quite a bit of hay 
was burned but fortunately there was 
no live stock in the barn at the time. 
Water was thrown on all nearby build- 
ings which was in danger of burning 
because of flying sparks and shingles. 
It is reported that the building was ful- 
ly insured. 


The sound of the bouncing pig- 
skin is again in the air. The veter- 
ans' suits have been taken down 
from their hooks and are once more 
seen upon the sturdy form of the 
gridiron stars. The air is becoming 
crisp and clear, and the spirit of 
lair rivalry is being revived. The 
normal team will be composed most- 
ly of new men this year. Only two 
or three "W" men are in school and 
some of them have signified their 
intentions of staying out of the 
game. Yet the new material prom- 
ises to be good and is not without 
some little experience. The field 
has been laid off and new goals put 
in according to the new ruling and 
everything is ready for steady prac- 
tice. The team has new suits and 
with two weeks' of practice will be 
ready for the referee's whistle Sat- 
urday, Oct. 5, when Monmouth 
high school lines up against the lo- 
cals. Will you be there? Come and 
root for the home team. The com- 

plete .schedule of garnet will be an- 
nounced next week. 

Perhaps you have sejn some of 
the students on the campus with a 
cone-shaped, net-like Contrivance 
and you wondered what i\ could be. 
Perhaps you thought they were 
chasing illusions as phantoms or 
perhaps trying to sift the air. How- 
ever, they were confining their la- 
bors to things less imaginary as 
they were collecting specimens for 
Mr. Finley's zoological class. 

The Courier is now in the midst 
of printing a number of outlines for 
the extension work. These are in 
booklet form, there being four diff- 
erent ones and 2,000 copies of each, 
making 8,000 copies in all. It id 
needless to say that the Courier 
pressman is doing a fine job, and it 
certainly speaks well for the Cour- 
ier and the grade of work it does. 

We are glad to say that Illustrator 
ratlin is back on the job, and we 
shall have the pleasure of seeing 
many of his interesting cartoons 
throughout the year. Watch for 

Miss Florence Logan of last year's 
Junior class, sends for the Courier 
and says that she is enjoying her 
work in the Keithsburg schools. 

Mr. Lloyd Card of the Academic 
class, '12, is principal of the New 
Canton schools. 

Mr. Guy Hoyt, '12, last year's 
editor of the Courier, and Mr. Lester 
Smith, '12, are teaching in the Can- 
ton schools. 

Mr. Alfred Sorenson, '11, ; s prin- 
cipal at New Boston, Illinois. 








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MACOMB. ILL., OCT. 3, 1912. 



While playing golf Mr. Finlay 
stopped to rest. 

This Organization Is Working for the Best 

Interests ot Every Girl 

in School. 


The newness of the school life and 
the novelty have worn off. The organ- 
izations have presented their work 
and secured new members. From 
this time on, there is no difference 
made between old and new members, 
but each and every one in any organ- 
ization in school should be working for 
the betterment of the organization to 
which they have pledged their support. 
The Young Women's Christian 
Association realizes this and intends 
to keep on working, as it has begun, in 
and for the interests of every girl in 

Our morning prayer meetings begin 
at 7:50 every morning. 

Leaders for the week: 

Friday Oct. 4, Hazel Hurlbutt. 

Monday Oct. 7, Ruth Robertson. 

Tuesday Oct. 8, Harriet Snodgrass. 

Wednesday Oct. 9, Hazel Hoxworth 

Thursday Oct. 10, Helen Miner. 

Friday Oct. 1 1 , Gladys Leighty. 

Our next regular meeting will con- 
sist of the regular devotional exercises 
led by Helen Holiday. Afterwards the 
committees will have their regular busi- 
ness meetings in which they will pre- 
pare the budgets and policies for the 
year. In two weeks, we hope to have 
an open meeting to which the whole 
school will be welcome, and at which 
our Geneva delegates will give a full 


Governor Deneen came through 
Macomb Thursday afternoon on a 
campaign tour. His special train ar- 
rived at 2:05 and left at 2: 5 0. He 
was accompanied by his staff of 
state officials, several of whom made 
speeches after the speech by the gov- 
ernor. Because of his interest in 
this normal school, and because of 




Oct. 5 — Monmouth H. S. on Nor- 
mal field. 

Oct. 12 — Galesburg H. S. on Nor- 
mal field. 

Nov. 9 — Quincy H. S. on Normal 

Nov. 23 — St. Albans Military Acad- 
efy at Knoxville. 

Nov. 28 — Rock Island H. S. on 
Normal field. 

This schedule is subject to change 
at any time. October 26 and Novem- 
ber 16 are open dates, and Manager 
Black is trying to get good games 
for both days. This is a heavy 
schedule, and the team should de- 
serve the support of every student ai 
these games. 

the fact that he was largely instru- 
mental in getting an appropriation 
to complete this building, classes 
were dismissed at 1:55. Regular 
class work was continued from the 
3:10 period. Many of the students 
availed themselves of the opportuni- 
ty to hear what Governor Deneen 
had to say concerning present cam- 
paign issues. 

Will Be Held Saturday Evening In the Gym- 
nasium to Celebrate the Victory 
over Monmouth. 

Saturday evening, there will be a 
mass meeting in the Gymnasium of 
the Athletic Association. Mr. Walrath 
says we are to celebrate the victory 
over Monmouth High School. Of 
course if such a thing were possible as 
our going down to defeat, we could 
then discuss plans as to how to win the 
rest of the games. Refreshments will 
be served in the Domestic Science 
room. Every member of the association 
is urged to be present to help boost 
the team. 


Monday and Tuesday, Mr. A. 
Akamatsu of Basamport, Japan, was 
here exhibiting a number of Japanese 
prints. These prints were painted by 
the students in various art schools in 
Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Akamatsu sold 
quite a number of prints to the students 
while here, and Wednesday he exhib- 
ited them at the Hotel Pace, Mr 
Akamatsu is a graduate of the Colorado 
State College and will take Post Grad- 
uate work in the University of Wiscon- 
sin after Christmas. Up to Christmas 
he will exhibit the prints at various 
colleges. He goes from here to Car- 
thage College where he will remain the 
rest of the v/eek. 

The first issue of the Canton Pen- 
nant has arrived and is certainly worth 
perusing. It is a live up-to-date little 
paper and reflects the spirit of the 
school. We are pleased to note that 
the position of critic is being filled by 
Mr. Guy Hoyt who is teaching eighth 
grade History. Mr. Hoyt was editor of 
the Courier last year and judging by 
his work in that capacity, he will make 
an efficient critic. 



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Today is a day of politics. They 
are playing a preeminent part in the 
activities of the world today. They 
can, and are to a great extent, used 
for the benefit of the masses. When 
used in this way, politics tend to- 
ward progress in all branches of in- 
dustry and government. On the oth- 
er hand, politics may exert a very 
evil influence. They are often used 
as a means to gain an end by certain 
unscrupulous individuals or organi- 
zations. Then it is that the evil 
which may or may not result from 
politics bespeaks the man or organi- 
zation who plays the game. Then it 
is that the mass -of the people *s 
harmed in order that one lone per- 
son or organization may be bene- 

Politics may be of a national 
character, of a state character, or of 
a character belonging to the smaller 
units of government. In either case 
there are men who make it their 
profession to play the game of poli- 
tics who are known as professional 
politicians. Their manipulation of 
the political machine generally re- 
sults in harm to those most concern- 
ed and in good to the particular in- 
dividual or the machine with which 
he may be allied. Whether or not 
the professional should be upheld in 
his work may be decided by the read- 
er in sympathy with his own views. 

As politics may be used for the 
benefit or detriment of the state or 
nation, so may they be used in tho 

In many schools there are certain 

students who play the part of pro- 

onal politicians in order that 

they may secure the benefits for 

i : Uvea or some organization in 
which they are Interested. It- 
is lor y-ou who are acquainted with 
conditions here in school to d< 'i le 
whether this is applicable in our own Then comes the question, Is 
school politics beneficial to the school 
in general? Have there been any 
specific instances where school poli- 
tics resulted in harm to the institu- 
tion? Of course, there are excep- 
tions. But as a general rule the 
harm outweighs the good. This is 
an important question in the lives of 
schools today, and it should be dealt 
with in such a manner as to exclude 
favoritism and give the work to the 
man best fitted for that particular 


The library is one part of the 
school which is maintained for con- 
stant use. Many students take ad- 
vantage of that privilege, others 
have not, while some are known to 
abuse it. A man's degree of knowl- 
edge may be greatly heightened if he 
uses the library in the right way. If 
he does no more than read the daily 
papers or the magazines he is en- 
abled to a great extent to converse 
intelligently concerning the progress 
of the world in science, literature 
and arts. The library habit is one 
which anyone can profitably acquire 
and which will prove an asset 
through life. 


Miss Shamel has the orches- 
tra organized and is now holding 
regular rehearsals. Quite a number 
of students responded to the call for 
musicians to help in this interesting 
activity. Last year's orchestra was 
exceptionally good, and this one 
promises to be better. We doubt not 
but that we shall hear from it in 
chapel in a few days. At least we 
hope so. 

Found — One football captain who 
was thought to have gotten into the 
lost, strayed, or stolen class beyond 
recovery. We welcome "Si" back 
and wish him the best of success in 
piloting the 1912 football team to 

There was a young fellow named 

Who foil in love with a fairy, 

But the tales that he told, 

Of her were so bold, 
That they sounded to us very scary. 


One of the popu 
izations of the Normal is the Athlet- 
ic Association, to which all stu 

clong by the payment of a 
small fee to the treasurer. The or- 
ganization has high ideals of sport 
and sportsmanship, an-; 
the social as well as I 

ts of mass and team games. In 
the conduct of the association's work 
the faculty unite with stiidenrs by 
becoming active members and ap- 
pointingarepresentativeon the board 
of control. In recognition of the 
the worth of directed athletics the 
trustees of the school have from 
time to time appropriated money for 
equiping the athletic field and track, 
tennis courts, basket ball and volley 
ball courts, etc. The Association 
aims to promote every kind of ath- 
letic endeavor which interests its 
members and is at the same time 
worth while. Teams in football, vol- 
ley ball, basket ball, ba«e ball, and 
track are placed in friendly compe- 
tition with neighboring schools and 
interclass games are numerous as 
well as exciting. It is not expected 
that the benefits of the games shall 
be confined to the few, but the physi- 
cally and mentally, as well as moral- 
ly, most fit, are likely to represent 
the school in contests most often. 
Each member is eligible to try out 
for the teams, and several teams in 
each game usually give opportunity 
for all interested to take part. The 
attempt is made to conduct games 
suitable for all students. Privileges 
of membership in this organization 
include admission to all interclass 
and interschool contests. It is these 
several contests which do most to 
unite the student body and bring 
them to a feeling of loyalty and 
pride in the Normal School. 

The crowd comes into the grand 
stand to cheer the best efforts of the 
teams, to sing school songs and 
"yell" school yells together, to en- 
thuse over skillful plays, and to re- 
new enthusiasm for other games 
which may pass by the name of la- 
bor. There is nothing quite so ex- 
hilirating as a good team game. 

However, the best things are for 
those who get into the game instead 
of remaining spectators, providing 
they have the decision, the tenacity, 
the self-control, and the industry to 
"stick to it" all through practices 
and preliminaries Tell me how he 

(Continued on page 8.) 


I Ask No Better Monument to My Memory than the Life of a Little Child I Have Taug 




By Wilbur O. Pendarvis 


For ten days we had plowed the 
peaceful waves of the seemingly 
boundless Pacific without sight or 
sign of land. We had silently sped 
over glassy seas, leaving a zigzag 
path for miles in our wake; we had 
run through a few brisk showers 
where nature was wasting 'her efforts 
by pouring fresh water back into the 
salt: we had crossed the date line 
from the far West into the far Bast, 
but for all that we could tell we 
might have been the sole inhabitants 
of that boundless universe with its 
rotating blue fbove and its rolling 
blue beneath. 

But the scene was changed. The 
commander's noon report showed us 
only 205 miles out of Yokahoma. A 
couple of hours later we sighted a 
big sailing vessel coming in from the 
northwest loaded with lumber from 
Vancouver. That evening we had 
our farewell dinner, for on the mor- 
row two-thirds of our jolly crowd 
were to leave us to scatter out into 
Asia as residents or tourists. Every- 
body was anxious to sight land. The 
captain promised that the light at 
t'he southern extremity of Tokyo 
Gulf would be visible about ten 
o'clock. We crowded the forward 
rail on the boat deck in eager anti- 

Surely that grizzled old Italian 
who trod the prow of the ancient 
Santa Maria on the October night 
that made him famous could not 
have watched more eagerly for the 
distant torch of the red man than we 
did for the friendly gleam from the 
yellow man's shores. At 9:30 it had 
not appeared; at 9:45 and at 9:50 
there was nothing ahead but the 
dark, dull outline of water; but sud- 
denly, within five minutes of ten, it 
burst into view, a clear, strong, 
steady light that played peek-a-boo 
over the tops of the waves for a 
while, then rose into constant view 
and gradually swung around to the 
star' oard. It was an unmistakable 
rroof of land, of civilization beyond 
t>.e Pacific. 

An hour later t)he ent're starboard 
horizon was a mass of tiny twin- 
kling, disappearing, half-imaginary 
as illusionary as the stars of 

the Milky Way. They were from a 
Japanese fishing fleet miles off the 
coast, busy hauling in the fish at- 
tracted by the light of their torches 
— a portion of Japan's three mil- 
ions who live in their little boats on 
the water, making their meagre liv- 
ing from day to day with their hooks 
and nets. 

Before morning we were awaken- 
ed by the cessation of the ship's mo- 
tion, the rattle of machinery, and 
the heavy clanking of the great 
chains as the anchors were dropped; 
the inarticulate cries of the Chinese 
sailors who were busy on deck, and 
the creaking of ropes and pulleys as 
ladders were lowered down past our 
windows. At daybreak, as the morn- 
ing mists cleared away, we found 
ourselves anchored just outside the 
breakwater of Yokahoma harbor. 

Inside there was a scene of cosmo- 
politan marine activity seldom equal- 
ed. There were dozens of craft of 
every description, and vessels from 
every nation under the sun. Just 
inside the harbor entrance lay the 
American Asiatic squadron. Far- 
ther beyond lay a German battleship. 
An immense liner from Marseilles 
was discharging at one of the long 
stone piers. The Derflnger of the 
Norddeutsch Lloyd was tied to a 
buoy while a stream of launches 
plied between her and the landing. 
A liner of the Spanish Mail was just 
docking. There were big freighters 
from Australia, traders from South 
America, merchantmen from Eng- 
land and Holland and Denmark. Con- 
spicuous from many mastheads was 
the dragon banner of the Celectial 
Empire, while of course, more num- 
erous than any other, was the rising 
sun of Japan. Of all that vast float- 
ing commercial world our vessel 
alone unfurled the stars and stripes 
to the morning breeze. Steam launch- 
es were darting to and fro among 
the larger vessels with whistled 
shrieks of every pitch and tone; 
barges were being shoved hither and 
thither; countless fishing vessels 
were threading their way out to the 
or en sea, and on every side eager 
little Jars were sculling around in 
their tiny sampans anxious to offer 

their services for a few coins. 

We had not waited long when a 
conspicuous launch came plowing 
out to us and a trio of handsomely 
uniformed Japanese medical inspect- 
ors came on board. The ship's crew 
were quickly assembled on the for- 
ward deck. The waiters and cabin 
boys in their spotless linen lined 
up in a long double row. The sailors 
dropped their work and fell into line, 
while up from the bowels of the ship 
into the light of day poured a horde 
of coolies — oilers and stokers — each 
stripped to the waist and a grimy 
towel wound around his head or 
thrown over one shoulder. They 
were quickly counted, checked up, 
and inspected. Then, while the steer- 
age passengers were marshalled on 
the after deck, were gone over, the 
rest of us assembled at breakfast. 
Our excellent appetites were suffi- 
cient proof of our physical fitness 
and we were quickly passed up. The 
ship passed on into the harbor and 
we took one of the launches that 
were lined up like busses at a rail- 
way terminal to the landing. 

Rikasha men were lined up on 
either side of the street dressei in 
close-fitting trousers, short waists, 
and peculiar black rain and sun-proof 

Some of us had been studying 
Japanese in an endeavor to be able 
to call one of these men to our ser- 
vice. We quickly decided that what 
we really needed was enough Japan- 
ese profanity to keep them from kid- 
naping us. They swarmed down 
upon us, each pulling his little buggy 
behind him. They formed a solid 
phalanx in front of us, flanked us 
four deep on either side, and then 
closed in on^the rear, all the time 
gabbling in fragmentary English 
about the excellency of their service 
and their various rates. Most of the 
crowd quickly capitulated and were 
soon rapidly whirling down the 
broad, well-paved street. Yokohama 
is a cosmopolitan city and not typi- 
cal of Japan. It is a commercial 
town built up since Japan's commer- 
cial awakening and is characterized 
by broad streets, handsome stone and 
brick buildings, European stores 
and inhabitants from every civilized 
nation. We dropped into a bank 
where a sleek Chinaman, for a lib- 
eral commission, changed our dol- 
lars and cents into mysterious yen 
and sen, and we at once began to 



scatter this out over the financially 
parched land. We at once started 
for Tokyo. 

[Continued next week.] 


(Continued from page 6.) 

plays and I can tell you what he is. 
The stuff the boy is made of shows 
off when he plays the game. No 
study on the program can teach 
promptness, initiative, and self con- 
trol so well. There are values in 
"making the team" which no young 
man can well afford to miss, but, as 
in everything else, abuses will crop 
out, too, if care is not taken. There 
is need of continual instruction in 
what is manly, and instruction on 
the field is worth twice the instruc- 
ton of the lecture hour. 

During the fall football demands 
keenest attention. The football of 
1912 is quite dissimilar from that of 
ten years ago. Seen as it is now, it is 
great sport and worth learning about 
even if one never plays, for boys all 
over the land can talk intelligently 
about the game and expect Normal 
graduates to know it too. The teach- 
er of youth who is unacquainted 
with a "touchdown" loses a grand op- 
portunity when the boy learns about 
this lack of knowledge in "the com- 
mon branches." Members of the 
Athletic Association are given oppor- 
tunity to learn the game. 

Another feature of fall athletics 
will be volley ball, tennis, basket 
ball, and other ball games. It is ex- 
pected that a volley ball tournament 
will be carried through if time per- 
mits. Time has been so adjusted 
that there will be opportunity for be- 
ginners to learn the intricacies of 
football and other games during the 
last recitation period of the day, cer- 

tain days of each week, 

The regular squad will work at 
the four o'clock period. The call for 
candidates is already out and this 
week the sifting will go on. It seems 
too early to mention names, but 
prospects are not gloomy for a cou- 
ple of good elevens to represent the 
school. All interested are invited 
to have part one way or another in 
helping to organize the teams. Spec- 
tators on the field often interfere 
with practices, but on the side lines 

A closing word to the new boys: 
Don't be hesitant about entering 
some of the forms of recreation here 
offered. It is the best way to become 
acquainted, and it is, too, about the 
only way to avoid mental staleness. 
You are urged to participate wher- 
ever it will do you the most good. 


On Friday noon of last week a 
meeting was held for the purpose of 
organizing an Open Country Club. 
Quite a large number were present and 
an organization known as the Open 
Country Club No. 4 was formed. 
The following officers were elected: 

President Clarence Clute. 

Vice-President Irene Job. 

Treasurer Mary Conrad. 

Secretary Esther Harris 

The new Club begins the year with 
every promise of success, and we hope 
to see a large attendance at the first 
meeting which will be held Monday 
evening, October 21. 

Since the opening of school Miss 
Davis has had calls for her boy scout 


Of Exceptional Values. 
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The manual training department 
has ordered four lathes in the way 
of new equipment. Last yr-ar the 
lathes were in use all of the time, 
and the addition of these four will 
give ample opportunity to all those 
who wish to take up that branch of 
manual arts. 

All boys wishing work after 
school hours or on Saturdays should 
hand their names to the president 
and secretary of the Y. M. C. A. 

Mr. Ralph Switzer, 'II, is princi- 
pal of the LaHarpe high school. 


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MACOMB, ILL., OCT. 10, 1912. 




Monmouth High School Is Defeated by a 
Score of 26-0. 

The Normal Braves made their 
first appearance Saturday, Octo- 
ber 5, and came away with 
the scalps of the enemy hanging at 
their belts. The score was 2 6-0, and 
the Monmouth High School team was 
the victim. The boys played a steady, 
consistent game all the way through, 
and did exceedingly well for the first 
game. The winning of this game 
will help much to put the team on 
its feet, and insures a successful sea- 
son. The Monmouth boys played a 
clean game, and showed the sports- 
manlike spirit in their defeat both 
on and off the field. Coach Walrath 
tried out several substitutes during 
the last half of the game in order to 
get a line upon extra material. 

Captain Hood of Monmouth won 
the toss and chose to defend the east 
goal. Monmouth failed to push the 
ball through our lines, and it soon 
went over to our team. Trego, our 
star left tackle, made consistent 
gains on tackle bucks, and Shields 
soon crossed the line for the first 
touchdown. He failed to kick goal. 
Score 6-0. The Normal boys soon 
repeated this performance, Shields 
making another touchdown but again 
failing to kick goal. Score 12-0. 

During the second quarter Steph- 
ens, left half, and Shields, full-back, 
made steady gains, and Trego was 
sent over the line for another touch- 
down. Shields kicked goal. Score 

Monmouth kicked off at the be- 
ginning of the second half, and 
Black, who received the ball, went 
through the Monmouth line for forty- 
five yard gains. No touchdown was 
made, however, during this quarter 

In the fourth quarter, Wilson, on 
end, got the ball on a fumble and 
made a forty-yard run down the field. 
Shields then made twenty yards 
through the line, and soon crossed 
for the final touchdown of the game. 
Shields kicked goal. Score 26-0. 

The lineup follows: 

Monmouth. Normal. 

Story le. .. Black, Wilson 

Saturday evening, about seventy- 
five members of the Athletic Associa- 
tion met in the gymnasium to cele- 
brate the victory over Monmouth 
High School. The fun began with 
some military marching directed by 
Mr. Walrath, after which refresh- 
ments consisting of cider and dough- 
nuts were served. Mr. Virgil Catlin, 
president of the Athletic Association, 
then took the chair and called upon 
several of those present, who made 
short talks concerning the various 
phases of athletics and the day's 
game. Those speaking were Mr. 
Walrath, Miss Corbin, Mr. Morgan, 
Mr. Ginnings, Mr. Ralph Wilson of 
last year's team, and Manager Black 
and Captain Simonson of the pres- 
ent team. After the speeches more 
refreshments were served, and 
school songs and yells ended a very 
pleasant evening. 

Burnett It Trego 

Rogers lg. .Simonson, Capt 

Hool, capt c Gill, Moore 

(Continued on page 12.) 


Four New Teachers Have Been Secured to 

Fill As Many Vacancies on the 

First Floor. 

To one who is familiar with the 
Training School of last year it now 
presents a very different set of con- 
ditions, largely because of the several 
changes in the teaching staff. Near 
the close of the last school year, Miss 
Lavinia Stinson, who had charge of 
the seventh grade for the last two 
years and who is one of our Normal 
graduates, decided to ask for a leave 
of absence in order that she might 
further her preparation for critic 
work. About the same time, Miss 
Clara Kirkpatrick, who has had 
charge of the fifth and sixth grades 
for the past two years, who is also 
one of our Normal graduates, made 
it known that she intended to re- 
sign her position. A little later, 
Miss Gladys Fishleigh, another of 
our graduates, who has been in 
charge of the primary room for the 
past two years, decided to resign, in 
order that she might attend the Uni- 
versity of Illinois, and thereafter 
take up a similar position in the 
new State Normal School at Kent, 
Ohio. It was not until early in Au- 
gust that Miss May H. Prentice, who 
came here last year from Clevelanl 
to become the supervisor of the lower 
grades, decided to resign to go with 
Mr. McGilvrey, the former principal, 
to take charge of the Department of 
Education and the Training School 
in the new school of which Mr. Mc- 
Gilvrey has become president. These 
four vacancies, of course, required 
four new teachers to fill them, and 
after quite a long time, during which 
a great many candidates were in- 
vestigated, the principal finally de- 
cided to recommend the following 

Miss Ethel Jackson, critic in the 
seventh grade. " > ^^ __ 

Miss Katherine Thompson, critic 
in the fifth and sixth grades. 

Miss Ethel H. Robson, critic in the 
fourth grade. 

Miss Mary G. Rud, critic in the 

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The students should consider their 
own propensities and needs, weigh 
carefully the merits of the different 
organizations, before rushing in head- 
long to become connected with a half 
dozen student activities. A student 
who does not share by personal contact 
the pleasures and benefits of some of 
the "side lines" is missing something 
that rightfully belongs to him and which 
he needs for his development; but by 
choosing indiscriminately or allying 
himself with more than he possibly can 
do justice to, he injures both himself 
and the several organizations. 

If the above suggestion were fol- 
lowed it would mean the strengthening 
of all our student organizations. 

Life here in school depends upon 
what we make it. It is not so much 
the pleasant and healthy environ- 
ment here which makes school life 
good, but it is the way in which 
every person as an individual uses 
that environment for his own good. 
There may be a football game in 
progress which should develop live 
school spirit. But if a person goes 
to that game in an opposite attitude 
of mind to that of the loyal rooters, 
he does not have the courage to 
cheer the team when it wins, and is 
enough of a pessimist to knock if it 

As a result of this lone person's 
attitude he comes to think that the 
school is a number of separate indi- 
viduals, each going his own way. 

He fails to realize that much of the 
success of any activity rests upon 
him, and that he must work in 
unison with his fellow workers in 
order to accomplish the desired re- 
sults. In one word it is co-operation 
which makes anything successful in 
which several are interested. 

Then there is a danger of going 
tc the other extreme. One may be 
so interested in an organization or 
activity that he shuts himself up as 
it were in a monastery. His whole 
mind and being is concentrated upon 
making some certain thing. He may 
neglect his study to be sure of a 
position on a team. He does not 
come into contact with many who 
are working for the same thing that 
he is. This all results in exclusive- 
ness. The man knows only a cer- 
tain group, and it is only that group 
in which he is interested. He shuts 
out the light of the outer world and 
misses the opportunity of bumping 
against other people and seeing 
things as they do. His mind is shut 
up in narrow limitations, and he be- 
comes so used to those limits that 
to him there is only one side to a 
question, and that is his side. The 
moral of it all is: Don't be exclusive. 
Be your own master and not the ser- 
vant of others, and learn to make 
the best of your environent if you ex- 
pect to enjoy your work in school 
and in life. 


Thursday, Oct. 3, was Mr. Gin- 
nings' forty-second birthday. In 
honor of the occascion, Mrs. Gin- 
nings prepared a delightful luncheon 
which she served in the ravine to the 
complete surprise of Mr. Ginnings. 
The members of Mr. Ginnings' class 
in trigonometry were the invited 
guests. The luncheon consisted of 
fried chicken, potatoes, gravy, ice 
cream, cake, coffee, and those other 
delicacies which go to make such a 
luncheon good. Those present were 
the Misses Easum, Haffner, Cain, 
Grote, Mr. Simonson and Mr. Gin- 
nings and family. 

Manager Black announces that a 
game has been scheduled with Gem 
City Business College for October 25. 
This game which is to be played on 
the home field completes a good 
schedule, and from all appearances at 
present a successful season is assured 
the W. I. S. N. team. 


(Continued from payi; 9., 

first and second grades. 

These teachers represent a some- 
what varied preparation in view of 
the fact that they were prepared in 
quite different schools. Miss Jack- 
son <omes to take up her work as a 
graduate from the Illinois Normal 
University. She graduated there 
some years ago and has since been 
teaching in the common schools of 
Illinois, except last year, when she 
took a position as critic teacher in 
the intermediate grades of the Okla- 
homa State Normal School at Ed- 

Miss Thompson comes as a gradu- 
ate of the Northern Illinois State 
Normal School, at DeKalb, where she 
spent the last year in special work 
in the Training School there, under 
the direction of Mrs. McMurry. 

Miss Robson comes to her work as 
a graduate of the Normal School at 
Brockport, New York, and with her 
Bachelor's degree from Teachers' 
College, Columbia University, in 
June, 1912. 

Miss Rud came to take up her 
primary work as a graduate from the 
Moorhead State Normal School in 
Minnesota, and with a Bachelor's de- 
gree from the University of Chicago, 
from which she graduated last June, 
where she did special work during 
the summer. 

All of these teachers come very 
highly recommended, both by the 
school officials with whom they have 
worked, and by the college and nor- 
mal school professors under whom 
they have prepared. They have tak- 
en up their work readily, and give 
rromise of carrying it forward in a 
highly approved manner. The fact 
that they have had such varied pre- 
paration brings to our institution the 
various methods and the several 
views of school management which 
are advanced by the varied institu- 
tions from which they have gradua- 
ted. These can be compared and 
contrasted with profit. We have no 
hesitancy in predicting a very suc- 
cessful year for the whole Training 
School, for we know of the ability of 
the teachers who remained with us 
from last year, and are also confi- 
dent of that of the ones who have 
come to take up the work. 



Something Else Enters into a Game Besides the Mere Knowing and Playing of 


By Wilbur O. Pendarvis 1 

[Continued from last week.] 
The railway is a narrow-gauge, a 
diminutive affair typical of the coun- 
try. You almost feel ashamed of 
yourself squeezing into the tiny little 
coaches to make the little old-fash- 
ioned engine pull you. We glided 
out into the country, which seemed a 
mass of gardens crowding up to the 
very edge of the road. Men and wo- 
men were toiling in their little plots, 
some harvesting rice or barley with 
reap hooks and others working up 
the mud and planting for the next 
crop. All wore big, wide bamboo 
hats that were a compromise be- 
tween the merry widow and a para- 

Reaching Tokyo we engaged rik- 
sha men for the day for a yen and a 
half, of seventy-five cents gold, and 
were at once off to see the town. 
Their parks are picturesque, cool, 
and densely shaded. They usually 
contain a temple or two, some small 
shops, and a tea house. In Shiba 
park are found some masoolas and 
temples of ancient rulers of the S'ho- 
gun Dynasty that are considered 
masterpieces of Japanese art. As a 
r.ovice I was struck by the fantastic 
design and intricate finish of the 
temple roofs, and the wonderful 
wood carvings of their neatly deco- 
rated interiors. We saw a number 
of the public buildings, all handsome 
modern edifices, and took an exter- 
ior view of the imperial castle. The 
imperial grounds suggest the Middle 
Ages. They are surrounded by a 
massive stone wall, and around this 
runs the fabled moat. But it is not 
filled w : ith bottomless slime and the 
rusting armor of vanquished foes. 
Carefully groomed grass creeps down 
to its edge and its waters run fairly 
fresh. Looking across the bridge 
and through its massive iron gates 
you catch a glimpse of long, shady 
avenues, beautiful gardens and well- 
kept lawns, but the solemn looking 
little guards in elaborate uniforms, 
and carrying big guns longer than 
themselves, silently beckon you back- 
ward if you draw too near in your 

Xyeno park is one of Tokyo's most 

interesting places. In its wide extent 
are found shops and tea houses, 
tombs and temples, the Imperial 
museum and art gallery, and the geo- 
logical gardens, 'i here are also, 
cool, quiet, shady avenues and long 
rows of seats. Here, in April, the 
cherry blossoms enchant everything 
with their delicate beauty, and here 
at all times is to be found a pictur- 
esque display of Japanese life. To 
this place comes the Jap of both 
high and low degree for rest, pleas- 
ure, worship or communion with na- 
ture. Some are seated in quiet cor- 
ners visiting; some are taking re- 
freshments at the little shops or in a 
tea house, while others are going 
through their pagan gymnastics be- 
fore the idols in the artistic temples. 
Many are walking through the zoo 
admiring and feeding the animals 
and ibirds, while others are wander- 
ing through the 'museum studying 
the collected wonders of many lands, 
or gazing in admiration upon the 
rich display of their native art, paus- 
ing, perhaps, now and then, to deftly 
sketch on a small pad something par- 
ticularly striking in a painting or 
piece of decoration. 

At noon we indulged in a typical 
Japanese dinner, ' raw fish, boiled 
fish, dressing, rice, salads, pudding 
and weak, delicately flavored tea, to- 
gether with a little box of coals to 
light our cigarettes. It was, of 
course, served on the floor, while we 
squatted down on cushions and ate 
with chopsticks. There's really a 
whole lot of science about manipu- 
lating a pair of chopsticks, but it's a 
shame to spoil a good meal trying to 
master that science. 

After dinner I was interested in 
the field-day exercises connected with 
the closing of school. The schools 
participating in the program were 
those of the aristocratic class, and 
many important officials were there- 
fore present. The children, with 
their bright little Oriental faces and 
identical costumes, all looked just 
alike to me as they deftly executed 
their various marches and drills, 
each carrying a flag, while a military 
band played an American air and a 
squad of soldiers fired salutes over 

Before returning to Yokohama we 
went through one of the large novel- 
ay stores. It was a maze of narrow 
aisles and shelves piled up with in- 
numerable articles. Each counter or 

row of shelves constituted a sepa- 
rate store with its owner waiting, 
eager to urge you into a purchase. 
The floois are inclined, so that as 
you wind back and forth along a 
system of crowded aisles you gradu- 
ally climb to higher altitudes and 
greater wonders until you are so 
completely lost that you have to de- 
pend on your guide to lead you out. 

At noon on the following day we 
left Yokohama. The big ship slowly 
slid out of the harbor and started 
southward down the gulf. Wo pass- 
ed Mississippi Bay, where Commo- 
dore Perry landed on his remarkable 
visit. We were eagerly scanning the 
clouded western horizan in hopes of 
catching a glimpse of Fugiyama. We 
were almost beginning to lose hope 
when suddenly its snowy summit 
burst into view away up in the sky, 
clear above the clouds that hung 
over the land. It afforded a beauti- 
ful sight for two or three hours. Its 
broad, dark base lifted gently up 
from the plain and after tapering up 
symmetrically for a short distance 
was lost in the heavy billowing 
clouds, while above them, apparently 
floating in the heavens its summit 
sparkled in the midday sun. Seeing, 
I easily understood why this mag- 
nificent snow-clad crest of the empire 
is sacred to the Japs and figures so 
largely in all his works of art. 

The gulf was dotted with numer- 
ous craft, part of them steering in 
for Yokohama and part, like we, out- 
ward bound. We passed some small 
islands in the southern part of the 
gulf, each strongly fortified, and 
made our way out to the open sea 
through the entrance, where the 
shore on either side bristled with 
batteries. A Japanese destroyer 
came tearing along almost under our 
bows, with her men assembled on 
deck in shiny uniforms and her 
frowning guns carefully muzzled 
with canvas covers. Off on the left 
six of their big- battleships were 
maneuvering, sailing in various for- 
mations, turning hither and thither 
like a football squad running signals, 
while the inky cloud from their 
belching funnels made a big smudge 
on the horizon. 

We spent the next day in Kobe. 
This is a manufacturing city with big 
factories and shipyards. The moun- 
tains come down close to the sea and 
a short walk back of the town leads 
to the Nunobeki waterfalls where a 



mountain stream makes two magni- 
ficent leaps on its journey down to 
the sea At either fall is a small ob- 
servation house where the tourist 
may rest, take tea, and buy curios 
while he gazes. 

After a pleasant pilgrimage to the 
falls I visited a studio factory where 
the artistic satsuma porcelain and 
cloisonne ware are made. This prov- 
ed to be a china-painting shop of the 
highest order, where the patient art- 
ists sit on the floor with their work 
on a low bench before them and use 
eyeglasses like watchmakers. Days 
may be spent in the decoration of a 
single piece. A small saucer I ex- 
amined had two thousand butter- 
flies painted upon it. Their pro- 
ducts are almost innumerable, and 
comprise every conceivable porcelain 
article of use, ornament, and novel- 
ty, from handsome vases and com- 
plete dinner sets that are far too ex- 
pensive to be used for the purpose 
intended, to beautifully ornamented 
hat-pin heads that, when cemented 
to the murderous steel, are far too 
dangerous for use in complex society. 
A subsequent visit through some of 
the large silk stores, to say the least 

impressed us with the wonderful 
works of the caterpillar. 

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(Continued from page 9.) 

Spicer rg. .Wyne, Garrison 

Haberman rt . ..Watson, Smith 

Stephens re. . ..Wade Watson 


Wray qb Thompson 

Hardman rh Bogue 

Moore lh Stephens 

St. Clair fb Shields 

Referee, Buckley. Umpire, Swit- 
zer. Head linesman, Wilson. 


The Orchestra is now well organized 
and bids fair to be the best in the his- 
tory of the school. It has more pieces 
than any previous orchestra, and it is 
practicing regularly. Those in the or- 
chestra are: 

First Violin 

Dorothy Stinson 


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Principles of Teaching 
History of Education 

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Freda Welborn 

Tacie Hall 

Ruth Byv/ater 
Second Violin 

Eli Smith 

Russell Rector 

Junior McElvaine 

Edward McDonough 

Paul Ginnings 
Clarinet-- Orville Jones 
Flute— Clarence Cluta 
Trombone-- Harry Spangler 
First Cornet— Harlow V/yne 
Second Cornet— Lee Hoyt 
Cello— Susie B. Davis 
Piano-- Isabel Brooking 
Drums— George Stremmel 

There is a good student named Wal- 
In algebra he never falters. 
In German he's fair, 
In Civ'cs all there, 
This charming young fellow named 


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MACOMB, ILL., OCT. 17, 1912. 



A Barn Shower and Party Given to 
Mr. and Mrs. Drake. 

"One dark night, not so very long 

We were all downtown attendin' of 

the show. 
The firebell rang, but the department 

-was so slow 
There was a hot time in Drake's barn 

that night." 
This bit of classic verse recalls to 
the reader's mind that about a 
month ago Prof. Drake's barn, with 
it's entire contents of hay, imple- 
ments, etc., was totally destroyed by 
fire. A new building has been erect- 
ed and the faculty of the Normal on 
last Thursday night "warmed" it 
in the good old-fashioned way. The 
affair was planned as a surprise for 
Mr. and Mrs. Drake, who walked 
into the trap laid for them in an 
approved fashion. When they re- 
turned home, after making some 
calls, they found the members of the 
faculty playing. 

"In the barn that Drake built." 
The address of the evning was de- 
livered by Mr. Morgan, who read in 
a clear voice a thrice repeated wel- 
come "to the prodi-gal, the old-gal 
and all the little galluses." Various 
and sundry articles from curry comba 
to milk pails, from rat traps to car- 
ridge robes, from milk stools (hand- 
made) to snow shovels, from ham- 
mers and nails to brooms and hal- 
ters, were presented each, accompan- 
ied by a verse which wore itself into 
the refrain: 

"That shelters the cow, 
That feeds the faculty, 
That plays in the barn that Drake 

The "hit" of the evening, however, 
was made when Miss Grote and Miss 
Buckner presented a lantern and 
sang in inimitable manner a dedica- 
tory poem to the tune of "The Old 
Oaken Bucket." We regret to state 
that owing to a slight nervousness, 
which attacks Miss Buckner when 
singing in public, the burden of the 
song fell to Miss Grote, whose work 
was above criticism, except that she 
allowed a little too much emotion to 
creep into her voice. Needless to 
say there were not many dry eyes in 
the barn when the song was finished. 
Apples, cider and doughnuts were 

A straw ballot is to be taken in 
school next Tuesday. The polls are to 
be in Mr. Dickerson's room and will 
be open from 12:30 to 5 P. M. with 
the exception of the 2:20-3:05 period. 
This will be taken by the class in His- 
tory 8. The following committees 
were appointed: 

On instructing voters — Clarence 

On Ballots — Fred Sykes, Theron 
Chaney, Onno Walters. 

On registration — Dwight Croxton, 
William Stookey. 

Judges — Hazel Hoxworth, Helen 
Miner, Mildred Morgan. 

Clerks — Louis Crawford, Victor 
Wood, Eli Smith. 

Police — Joe Trego, Ernest McCall. 

The results will appear next week. 


The Literary Societies are starting 
i off in good shape this year. An effort 
is being made to get good workers in- 
to each society and not to put much 
stress on numbers. Both the regular 
program and the reception given last 
week by the Emersonians were very 
creditable. Two joint programs, Thanks 
giving and Christmas, will be especi- 
ally prepared by the Emersonians and 
Platonians. Strong literary societies 
are of great credit to any school. 

served as refreshments. The eve- 
ning will long be remembered as 
time well spent. We are sure that 
the Drakes must feel very much as 
the people did who sent the follow- 
ing card of thanks to the paper: 

".Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Smith wish to 
sincerly thank all the kind friends 
who worked so hard to save our 
property from destruction by fire 
last Thursday at our house, and hope 
to be able to return the favor to each 
and every one in the near future." 

The High School Boys Take Revenge for Last 

Year's Defeat by a Score 

of 13-0. 

The Normal football squad met 
their first defeat of the season, and 
also the first defeat ever sustained 
at the hands of Galesburg high school 
last Saturday. The game was close 
and hard fought all the way through, 
and the final score was 13-0 in favor 
of Galesburg. The Galesburg fellows 
were clean players an! moved their 
plays off smoothly. They depended 
mostly upon Phillips, left half-back, 
who was the only man who could 
make consistent gains. 

The Normal boys did not put up 
the game that they did the week be- 
fore against .Monmouth, because of a 
number of changes in the line-up 
which were unavoidable. Shields, 
the star fullback, failed to show up, 
which caused an entire change in 
the line and some changes in the 
back field. Considering the handi- 
cap, the boys put up a good game, 
and they are to be commended in that 
they held the score as low as it was. 

Captain Simonsor. of the Normal 
team won the toss and chose to kick 
off to Galesburg. Bogue kicked off 
to Phillips, who carried the ball back 
thirty-five yeards. During this quar- 
ter neither side scored. There was 
an interchange of punts and line 
bucks. Finally Galesburg tried a 
forward pass and Black, the Normal 
left end, intercepted it and carried 
the ball back forty yards. 

During the second half both teams 
resorted to line-bucks and punts. To- 
ward the end of the quarter Gales- 
burg forced the ball over the line for 
a touchdown. Phillips failed to kick 
goal. Score 6-0. 

At the beginning of the second half 
both teams played faster and harder, 
the Normal boys playing continually 
on the defensive. Bogue kicked off 
to Phillips, who brought the ball 
back forty yards. No touchdowns 
were made this quarter. 

In the last quarter Galesiburg 
made another touchdown and Cap- 
tain Scott kicked goal. Score 13-0. 

(Continued on page 16.) 




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Vol. X Thur., Oct. 17, 1912. No. 4 

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Did you ever stop to think that 
this Normal school or any other 
school is a miniature democracy? 
That at its head is a man who is 
known as the principal or president? 
Then there is a corps of teachers 
which is in reality a cabinet or ad- 
visory board to the principal. Then, 
most important of all, is the student 
body which forms the constituency. 
This constituency represents every 
type of man and woman. It is made 
up of people who have various char- 
acteristics, some of them being ex- 
actly opposite to others. This fact 
must be dealt with in such a way as 
to prevent conflicts between people 
of opposite natures. This is done by 
enforcing a system of laws or rules 
made up by the student body itself. 
It is this system which every student 
must shape his action by, and which 
the faculty, with the help of the stu- 
dents, proposes to enforce. 

As a national government is di- 
vided up into various heads, so must 
a school government be divided. Ath- 
letics must be governed by a special 
body appointed for that purpose. 
So must the literary societies, and 
so must all the other school organi- 
zations. It is this plan of govern- 
ment which makes athletics, oratory, 
etc., interesting to the students. 
There is no student in school, but 
should find something in which he is 
intersted and in which he could have 
a share of the governing. Then, if 
every student engages in an activity 
he should bind himself by the laws 
which he himself helps to make. 

But, nevertheless, there are certain 
people who try to resist all efforts 
made by anyone to govern them. 
They continually persist in breaking 

the rules laid down by the scho< 
law. it is generally those people 
who haven't the energy to help <• - 
establish these rules who are the ones 
to object. If they act contrary to 
the rules and are punished, they pro- 
ceed to say that that rule is unjust, 
and yet when they have had the priv- 
ilege to construct these rules, they 
fail to take advantage of it. There- 
fore, every student who really wishes 
to boost the school and its organiza- 
tions will help in governing and will 
abide by the rules or laws so made. 


The first issue of "The Biggsville 
Booster" cornea to our notice. It ap- 
pears this year in a much neater 
form and on a better grade of paper 
than that of last year. In it there 
is a note whk-h says that "The Cour- 
ier" lacks life. Whether or not this 
criticism is just depends upon "The 
Booster's" conception of what life is. 
We Normal School students have 
come to the point where we perhaps 
take life more seriously than the av- 
erage high school student. Anyway, 
we think The Courier would not be 
doing its duty to the school if half 
J of its space were filled with jokes. 
Here, when we are in a humorous 
vein, we read "Life," or "Judge," or 
some other paper of a similar nature, 
instead of going to our school paper 
for our humor. 



Friday evening, October 11th, the 
Eniersonians gave their annual fall 
party, to the rest of the student 
body. When the crowd gathered, 
they found the Music and Society 
Hall in blue and white, the Emer- 
sonian colors. A delightful program 
was given, which began with the 
Platonian and Emersonian songs. 
This was followed by a solo by Miss 
Ruth Robertson, a reading by Miss 
Williams, a violin solo by Miss 
Freda Welborn, and a solo by Miss 
Eulalie Baker. Between these num- 
bers we were given a chance to talk 
about the weather, and to air our 
views concerning grave political 
questions. Much enthusiasm was 
shown when the political subject was 
discussed. After the program, re- 
freshments, consisting of ice cream 
and cake, were served in Society 
Hall. Then all sang the Normal 
song and went home saying that the 
Emersonians were royal entertain- 


If you if 

\>\y saw at times 
of twelfth g 
the halls. They g< 
n uch excited ovei and 

always seemed to be planning. it 
was finally agreed to go out into the 
country Wedi 

9. The conveyances were to be hay- 
racks. But when Wednesday 
the plans were all spoiled because of 
the moist condition of the wea'her. 
Then Miss Isabel Brooking came to 
the rescue and acted as hostess to a 
joily bunch of twelfth graders at her 
home on West Calhoun street. The 
!<ments, which were meant to 
have been eaten in the woods, were 
spread upon the floor and eaten in 
picnic fashion just the same. Then 
came music and games until a late 
hour when all went home voting Miss 
Isabel the most excellent of host- 


The annual meeting of the Military 
Tract Educational Association is to be 
held tomorrow and Saturday at Gales- 
burg. In order that the faculty may 
attend, there will be no school tomor- 
row of which we are all, of course, 
very thankful. The program has some 
very good talent, there being speakers 
of national reputation such as Luther 
Halsey Gulick and Edwin G. Cooley. 
This will be, no doubt, as interesting 
a meeting as the association has had 
for some time. 


In last week's issue of the Courier, 
Eli Smith and Russell Rector were 
given as playing second violin in the 
orchestra. This was an error, and we 
wish to correct the mistake and say 
that Mr. Smith and Mr. Rector are 
among those playing first violin. 

Speaking of umbrellas, we recently 
heard of a student who inadvertently 
having changed umbrellas with a fel- 
low-student, evolved this note: Miss 

presents her compliments to 

Miss , and begs to say that she 

has an umbrella wnich isn't mine. So 
if you have one that isn't hers, no 
doubt they are the ones. 



If I Fail to Be True to Myself My School Will Suffer from the Fact That I Am Untrue to Her Also. 



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By Wilbur O. Pendarvis 1 


[Continued from last week.] 

The following morning found us 
enroute for Nagasaki, sailing through 
the Inland Sea. There is no stretch 
of ocean voyage more pleasant, no 
bit of ocean scenery more beautiful 
than the Japanese Inland Sea. Myri- 
ads of islets lift their crests -on every 
side and fade away from a bright, 
fresh green in the fore ground to 
blue and hazy purple in the distance. 
The unruffled sea reflects all the col- 
or of the sky and islands, and the 
ship glides along with phantom 
smoothness. Each isle of any im- 
portance is carefully cultivated; the 
sea is dotted with fishing craft, while 
small inter-island steamers ply back 
and forth. Excitement was added to 
our trip by an all-day's race with a 
German liner. This other big ship 
had a couple of miles the start of 
us, but we gradually gained on her 
until near nightfall, as she stopped 
to change pilots, we shot by her at a 
close distance, exchanging boisterous 
greetings with those on board. 

As we pulled into Nagasaki short- 
ly after sunrise a swarm of barges 
and sampans sallied out to meet us. 
By the time we had come to a stop 
they had formed a compact mass on 
all sides of us, leaving only room for 
the launches to back in for the pas- 
sengers. The barges were laden 
oal and the sampans were fill- 
ed with men and women who at once 
at once started a scene of bewilder- 
ing activity. A series of rude plat- 
forms, arranged to form a stairway, 
were quickly tied to the ship, leal- 
ing up to each port 'hole in the hull 
and up over the railings onto the 
fore and aft decks. Then a double 
row of people lined up each stair- 
way, two standing on each step. A 
dozen or more in each barge filled 
grass baskets, holding about one- 
half a hundred weight each, with 
coal, and lifted them up to the first 
pair on the lower step of the stairs. 
They in turn siezed the baskets and 
passed them up between them to the 
next pair above, and so on, the bas- 
ket never slackening its speed until 
it had entered the ship, been carried 
down the proper passages and dump- 

ed into the bunkers. Each human 
elevator kept a steady stream of coal 
pouring in while a stream of empty 
baskets poured out. The two thou- 
sand men and women, scantily clad, 
sweaty, and grimy with dust, never 
slackened their work nor paused to 
rest. Eefore night they had poured 
in enough coal to steam the big ship 
fifteen thousand miles, and we were 
again on our way, bidding farewell 
to the Island Empire. 

Japan as a country is beautiful. 
One can never forget its broken coast 
line with its charming gulfs, bays 
and harbors; its wonderful inland 
sea, its towns clustered down on the 
shore with the tei raced mountain 
slopes rising behind them; its wind- 
ing roads with their pcturesque scen- 
ery; its waterfalls and sparkling 
brooks; its gardens and parks and 
temples; its intensely cultivated 
lowland, and the forest-clad moun- 
tain slopes rising up to the one great 
snow-clad crest in the center. 

The people are artistic by nature. 
Nothing ugly can be tolerated. They 
possess a remarkable tact for beauti- 
fying unutilized corners. The water 
seeping from the cliffs along a moun- 
tain road is collected into cool, shady- 
pools by the roadside and peopled 
with pretty fishes; and the square 
openings around which houses are 
built are tastefully gardened with 
foliage plants and supplied with 
dainty pools and fountains. Art with 
them has a practical value. It is 
usually utilitarian or commercial. 
The painter spreads his picture upon 
a postcard rather than upon a can- 
vas, and the artist spends his time 
lending beauty of design and decora- 
tion to manufactured articles. Their 
houses are light, airy, dainty, almost 
fragile in appearance, and all things 
bear a certain subtle touch of finish 
and refinement. 

But with all their beauty and ar- 
tistic instinct there are many condi- 
tions of life and characteristics of 
the people that are hardly to be ad- 
mired. One is at once impressed 
with the density of the population. 
The land is literally overflowing with 
people, and many have already been 
crowded off into the sea. The coun- 
try is burdened with debt, taxes are 
high, and economic conditions in 
general are very unsatisfactory. The 
lives of the poorer classes are about 
as miserable as it is possible to im- 
agine. There is a remarkable scarci- 

ty of animals. The only horse I saw 
in the empire was in the imperial 
Zoo. All labor is performed by hand 
and men themselves become beasts 
of burden. Old men go heaving 
heavy trucks through the streets, la- 
den with nearly a ton of freight, and 
the rikasha men, remarkable for their 
sped and endurance, are the com- 
mon passenger carriers, while the 
better class ride behind these hu- 
man horses with a conscience per- 
fectly at ease A laboring man with 
a family to support gets a monthly 
wage equivalent to five or six dollars 
United States currency. It is not 
surprising to find on every hand an 
insatiable thirst for money. Every- 
thing is commercialized, even to vir- 
tue and the sacredness of the home. 
The Japanese race undoubtedly 
has achieved a phenomenal advance- 
ment in the last three decades, and 
we may truly mourn at their sudden 
adoption of modern civilization. 
Much, however, has been imitated 
rather than adopted, and the ethical 
tenets of a higher civilisation have 
not yet been grasped. Commercial 
honesty is an unformed virtue. To 
buy an article there means, in most 
cases, getting cheated. Vendors 
crowd around the tourist with their 
various wares until they become a 
pest. They beg you to make an offer 
for this or that. If, in the hope of 
getting rid of them, you offer about 
half what you think the article in 
question is worth, they will finally 
take you up. and then you find that 
you have paid about three times what 
the article is worth. Rikasha men 
v ill agree to haul you for almost 
any sum you offer, but after the trip 
they charge you what they feel like. 
If you protest, they summon the near- 
est policeman, who tells you that is 
the regular rate, and there is noth- 
ing to do but pay. The people are 
active and industrious, and with 
your first favorable impression of 
them you are very apt to liken them 
to busy little bees. Unfortunately, 
this simile can be carried too far, 
and you experience the most pointed 
applicaton when you get stung. 

Japan has a large, well-trained 
army and a strong navy. During her 
recent conflict with Russia, she was 
for that short period able to show 
considerable fighting strength. But 
all this is in a measure superficial. 
It is the over-developed climax of a 
too hastily developed country. It 



represents an attempted national 
greatness without a true and ade- 
quate economic foundation, and as 
such Japan does not impress me as 
being a really great nation. 


(Continued from page 13.) 

A few minutes before the end of the 
game, Black was called around right 
end and made a forty-yard run. This 
was the only sensational play during 
the last quarter and time was called 
with the score remaining 13-0. 
The line-up follows: 

Galesburg. Normal. 


Scott, Capt re. .Wataon, Wilson 

Johnson rt. .Simonson, Capt 

Erickson rg. . Wyne, Mitchell 

Clark c Gill 

Carlson Ig Garrison 

Simpson It Trego 

Melville le Black 

Temple qb Thompson 

Phillips rh Stephens 

Webster fb. . . . W. Watson 

Haflin lh Bogue 

Rarlck sub Switzer 

Tracy sub Coats 

Referee, Dickerson; Umpire, Swit- 
zer; head linesman, Myers. 

If "Happy" can 1 ft a ton is his 

The Platonians are planning a good 
program for Halloween. It is to be in 
spirit with the day and consists of two 
numbers. One is the witch scene from 
"Macbeth", and the other is a Hallo- 
ween play entitled "The Clever Match- 
makers". Both promise to be good 
and will no doubt make a very interest- 
ing program. 


Dr. J. M. Davidson who is very 
much interested in the Courier sends 
us the following: 

The following geometrical ( al- 
gebraicaDproblem was suggested by an 
actual experience at college. My inter- 
est in it lay in the fact that I break- 


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From the dormitory, located at the 
street comer marked A, what is my 
shortest route to the fraternity house, 
located at the corner marked D? I 
cannot cut across the blocks, but am 
free to take any angle I please through 
the streets. The blocks are square, 
and the streets of uniform width. 


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0. J. Kern of Winnebago County Gives a 

Stercoptlcaa Lecture on the 

Country School. 

Monday afternon we were fortu- 
nate in hearing County Superinten- 
dent O. J. Kern of Winebago county, 
give his lecture on the Country 
School. The lecture which was ac- 
companied by stereopticon views, was 
very interesting and wasi enjoyed 
Immensely by the large crowd pres- 
ent. Mr. Kern is an authority of state 
nd nation wide reputation on the 
country school. He has given his 
lectures in many states, and is to 
give one in New York the latter part 
of this week. He was. brought here 
under the auspices of The Open Coun- 
trj Club No. 4. 

Mr. Morgan presided at the meet- 
ing and first introduced Miss Grote, 
who explained the history and 
growth of The Open Country Club. 
The first one was organized in the 
summer of 1911. The last club, 
known as number 4, was organized 
jur<t three weeks ago. These clubs 
are for the purpose of co-operating 
v.ith the county superintendents of 
the Military Tract in organizing 
Open Country Clubs in the various 
counties. Many country schools in 
the Military Tract have ibeen stand- 
ardized through the work of The 
Open Country Clubs. 

After Miss Grote's remarks, Mr. 
Kern warA introduced and he began 
his lecture. Many of the slides 
shown were hand-colored, making 
them very beautiful. Most of them 
were scenes taken in Winnebago 
county in the vicinity of Rockford, 
which is well advancel along the 
road toward better country schools. 

Mr. Kern's lecture in substance 
was as follows: 

This is a day and age of progres- 
sive ideas. Everything tends toward 
progress. The country school can 
and should be progressive, education- 
ally. In many placea, however, it 
may be classed as a stand-pat institu- 
tion, sometimes progressing back- 
ward instead of forward. The 
church and the home are important 

(Continued on page 19.) 

Mr. Ginnings and Mr. White Slept 

Together in Galesburg the Other 

Night. Notice Mr. White's Eye. 


Mr. Schmidt of Chicago Has Received the 
Contract for the Building and Will Be- 
gin Operations Soon. 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, Mr. Morgan went 
to Chicago for the purpose of meet- 
ing the board of trustees and consid- 
ering bids for the new dormitory. 
Several bids were opened and con- 
sidered by the board. The lowest 
bid was $63,940, and the highest was 
$82,000. The board of trustees de- 
cided to wait until Thursday ibefore 
making their decision in order to 
give them time to consider the bids 
more fully and to investigate the re- 
liability of the bidders. Then they 
met in Galesburg, Thursday evening, 
and decided to accept the bid of Mr. 
Schmidt of Chicago, his bid being 
the lowest, which was $63,940. 

Mr. Schmidt will begin work as 
soon as he can file his bond and have 
it accepted. 

It is thought that most of the con- 
crete work can be finished by the 
time cold weather sets in. 

Mr. J. M. Keefer, the local trus- 
tee, has been appointed superinten- 
dent of the construction work with- 
out compensation. Mr. Keefer, Mr. 
Jelliff, and Mr. Hanna of the board 
■>f trustees, and Mr. Morgan of the 
faculty form the building commit- 


Resolution Passed at the Galesburg Meeting 

Commending Extension Work of 

This School. 

Mr. E. E. Van Cleve, director of 
the extension work, has just return- 
ed from his second round of the ex- 
tension centers. He has met classes 
at Canton, Galesburg, Kewanee, Mo- 
line and Rock Island, Monmouth, 
Mount Sterling, Peoria, Pittsfleld, 
Quincy, and Rushville. Canton has 
the largest number of different per- 
sons enrolled, furnishing 61. Of 
these 20 take Psychology, and 53 
Principles of Teaching. Moline and 
Rock Island combined furnish the 
second largest class, having enrolled 
38 different teachers. Of these 29 
take Psychology and 26 Principles of 
Teaching. Quincy is third, with 36 
teachers enrolled in the work. Six- 
teen of them take Psychology, 10 
History of Education, and 15 Sociol- 
ogy. In addition to this, Mr. Bas- 
sett, of the Geography Department, 
has Extension classes at Quincy in 
Advanced Physiography and Methods 
in Geography. The first course has 
38 enrolled, and the second one 19. 
teachers enrolled, of which 18 are 
taking Psychology, and 20 History 
of Education. Monmouth comes 
fifth, with an enrollment of 31, hav- 
ing 27 in Psychology, and 20 in 
Principles of Teaching. Galesburg 
is sixth, and has 30 enrolled, 25 in 
Psychology, and 22 in Principles of 
Teaching. Pittsfield and Rushville 
are tied for the seventh and eighth 
place, each enrolling 22. Pittsfleld 
has 19 in Psychology, 15 in Princi- 
ples of Teaching, and 7 in History of 
Education. Rushville, with 22 en- 
rolled, has 13 in Psychology, and 13 
in Principles of Teaching. Kewanee 
comes ninth, with an enrollment of 
19, all of whom take Psychology, 
and 10 of whom take Principles of 
Teaching. Mt. Sterling is tenth, 
with an enrollment of 12, seven tak- 
ing Psychology an 11 taking Princi- 
ples of Teaching. 

During the Military Tract meeting 
at Galesburg last week the city su- 
perintendents of these centers spoke 
very highly of this work as it was 

(Continued on page 19.) 




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Our first vacation was given us 
last week because of the Educational 
fleeting at Galesburg. Although it 
was short, it waa a very welcome rest 
to all of us. Perhaps it would be in- 
teresting to know how some of us 
spent this short time. Some of us, 
no doubt, went to the country, and 
there we saw the artistic touches of 
nature in her fall paintings. How 
Kood it seemed to breathe the crisp 
October air and to feel with the 
saucy blackbirds in the woods that 
life was still worth the living. Did 
we benefit by this visit to Nature? 
The answer could be none other than 

Then some of us turned our faces 
the other way and found ourselves in 
the crowded city streets. What a 
contrast was laid before us. Here we 
saw no rolling fields, no crimson, 
fold, or brown leaves^ no birds, no 
wild flowers, Ibut only stone walls, 
stone streets and the s Tging, un- 
ceasing tide of humanity. And what 
did we see in the tide so untiring yet 
always moving? Here is a face worn 
with care and toil eking out a mere 
existence, and fighting for it with 
thousands of others in the same con- 
dition. There a face which bespeaks 
the fabulously rich. There, too, 
has been a conflict and care and toil. 
Both have been striving for the same 
poal, existence, and hoth will be 
paupers in the end as in the 'begin- 
n ' Did we benefit by this situdy 

of humanity? Again the answer, 

Others of us may have spent our 

.11 in reading. Some of us in 

Ing with our hands or with our 

brains. Both may or may not have 


By Us 

Man is but an animal, descended from a monkey, some say; 
defend their claims to illustrious ancestors by dec'aring this theory all wrong; 
and still others prefer not to disclose their identity, and say nothing. But 
whether man is a grandson, countless times "greated", a cousin seconded to 
the very limit of numerical calculation, or the descendent of the prehistoric 
sweetheart of an ape, we are not prepared to say with absolute fairn.ess of 
judgement to both parties concerned — we mean the man and the monkey. 
We say we won't be so narrow minded as to draw any reflecting inferences 
in this respect. Yet with all due honor for the hog raisers of the country and, 
aye, even for the paternal pig sty itself, we declare that in our short life time 
of "sighs and tears" and more sighs we have seen no less than several of 
the human tribe that bear the ear marks of having descended from the 
swine. Yes, we will even go farther and say that others we have seen appear 
to have never yet descended. But be this as it may, hogs still have their usu- 
al place in the stock market quotations and the price of pork Is still so much 
and more so per pound. 

been beneficial to us depending upon 
what and how we read or upon how 
we worked. But the main question 
is: Did we get anything out of our 
vacation which was of value to us? 
Did we come back to school a broad- 
er minded man or woman? Did we 
bring hack with us any new ideas 
which, put into practice, would bet- 
tei our conditions and environment? 
If not, our vacation went to naught. 
When life is so short, it is up to us 
to make the most of every moment 
that we possibly can. 


In the October Educational Bi- 
Monthly appears an article on "Some 
Sources of Failure to Solve a Prob- 
lem." One remedy suggested is for 
more oral work. A paragraph from 
the article follows: 

"In life, the tradesman, the man 
in the shop, and people in almost all 
walks of life, use more oral than writ- 
ten arithmetic. When all of a prob- 
lem or a bill cannot be "figured out 
in the head," a few scratches on 
paper supplement the oral work. If 
schools would encourage pupils to 
follow the same method in preparing 
their work in arithmetic, much time 
would be saved and a much better 
preparation tor life be given. In 
place of such a method, many teach- 
ers insist upon a lot of useless writ- 
ten work and wasteful methods, and 
the pupil, with his eyes and his mind 
fixed on the point of his pencil, is 
toiling to see number relations be- 

yond those of two numbers of one 
figure each — the two at the end of 
his pencil." — John C. Stone, State 
Normal School, Montclair, N. J. 


At the next annual meeting of the 
Illinois State Horticultural Society to 
be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illin- 
ois, December 10 to 13, one session is 
to be given over to essays, papers and 
addresses by students. The Society 
offers a prize of $15 for the best pro- 
duction on a Horticultural topic by 
any enrolled student in Illinois, wheth- 
er in public school, academy, college 
or university. The student may se- 
lect any horticultural subject. A sec- 
ond prize of $10 and a third of $5 are 
offered. Subject matter, treatment 
and practical value to count eighty 
points; composition and delivery twen- 
ty points. Paper not to exceed five 
minutes in delivery. Contestants may 
send their name, postoffice address 
and topic to W. B. Lloyd, Secretary. 
Kinmundy, Illinois, any time before 
December 7, after that, address care 
Beardsley Hotel, Champaign, 111. 

There was a young fellow named 

He was so exceedingly scrappy, 
That when he yelled for Taft 
Some one called him daft, 
And the reply that he made was 
quite snappy. 



No School Has Any Place for the Student Whose Sole Ambition in Life Is to Benefit and Glorify S< 



|§ If the Normal gets one more g 
§ touchdown than its opponent j| 
M in tomorrow's game, Gem g 
g City will undoubtedly be § 
§ snowed under by at leasT: six § 
§j points. 


(Continued from page 17.) 

:aaors in bettering country condi- 
tions, as is the school. But the 
school should be made a vital factor 
as it can adapt itself in places where 
the church or home cannot. Twelve 
million children attend the country 
schools of the United States. It is 
no more than right that they should 
learn some of the vital things in ag- 
riculture and in other walks of life 
thus becoming good workmen and 
good citizens. Many may say that 
the boys and girls should not be 
taught the elements of agriculture 
in the country schools, contending 
that this phase will be dealt with 
more fully in the high school. But it 
is a startling fact that ninety-five 
per cent of those attending country 
schools never enter high school. 

There is also a plea for better 
country conditions on the ground 
that it will keep the boy on the 
farm. In certain districts where 
farms sell for $250 an acre it was 
found that there were 50,000 less 
people on the farms than ten years 
ago. This is due to a large extent 
;o the fact that the country school is 
not as inviting a place and does not 
hold out such alluring propositions 
as it could and should do. Several 
slides were shown which went to 
show how the country schools could 
be bettered. There is much room 
for improvement in the building, the 
heating system, the playground, the 
sources of drinking water, and much 
can be done to increase the child's 
imprest in his work and play. Sev- 
eral views were shown of the Har- 
lem Consolidated School of Winneba- 
?o county and the many and varied 
activities which are carried on there. 
'he John Swaney School of 
which Mr. Ralph Fyman. '10, was 
principal for two years. 

.Mr. Kern closed his address by ap- 

pealing to the farmers of today whose 
farms are valued at from $200 to 
$250 per acre to give some of their 
money and time to the betterment 
of the country school to which they 
&end their children, or as Mr. Kern 
ao admirably expressed it, "Let 
prosperity come into the country 

There is also an appeal for more 
and better trained teachers, such as 
the Normal Schools can send out. 
The future of the nation depends 
iargely upon the teacher of today, 
:-nd it is highly necessary that the 
teacher should be well trained for 
liia responsible mission. 


(Continued from page 17.) 

being conducted in connection with 
their schools, and a resolution was 
included in those of the Military 
Tract meeting which was as follows: 

"Since teachers are in as much 
need of continuation schools as any 
group of workers, 

"Resolved, That we especially com- 
mend the work being done by the 
Western Illinois State Normal School 
in providing professional training 
for teachers who are actively engag- 
ed in the service of our schools, and 
request that such work be extended 
so that every teacher in the Military 
Tract may have the opportunity to 
pursue some professional course, and 
to get the help she most needs while 
at work." 

Thus a seeming uncertain prob- 
lem has taken definite shape and has 
met with a very hearty response. 
There seems little cause for concern 
about its success. It has more than 
met with the response anticipated, 
and we have the utmost confidence 
in the service it is going to render to 
the teachers of the Military Tract. 


The straw ballot which was taken in 
school Tuesday moved off smoothly 
and successfully. Everything was done 
to make this as similar to a real election 
as possible. Wilson had the lead of the 
presidential candidates and Dunne for 
the gubernatorial. The minor state of- 
fices were carried by the Democrats 
with the exception of the Lieutenant 

What are you going to do to- 
morrow afternoon? Why, we are 
going to see the team defeat Gem 
City. Get your athletic ticket and 
come along. 

Governor and Attorney General which 
were carried by the Progressives and 
Republicans respectively. The vote for 
the higher offices was as follows: 

For President and Vice President 
Wilson and Marshall, Dem. 119 
Roosevelt and Johnson, Prog. 110 
Taft and Sherman, Rep. 56 

Chafin and Watkins, Pro. 10 

Debs and Seidel, Soc. 1 

For Governor 

Dunne, Democrat 
Deneen, Republican 
Funk, Progressive 
Worrell, Prohibition 
Kennedy, Socialist 







Accidents occur very frequenily. 
There are also many ways in which 
they may occur. Some of them are 
for the time being very embarassing. 
For instance:Suppose you are on a train, 
homeward bound. Being some what 
tired from the labors of the day, you 
fall asleep. While thus being held in 
the peaceful throes of slumber your 
train carries you past the home sta- 
tion. Then you suddenly awake to the 
fact that the train is moving out of the 
station the other side of your home 
town. It is rapidly gaining speed and 
if you do not disembark at once you 
will be carried farther from home than 
ever. So the logical thing is to get 
off— if you can. If you can't get off, fall 

But this story is to be given in 
serial form. So if you want the next 
chapter, see Mr. Catlin, our eminent 

A neat little sheet known as "The 
Student Weekly" has just been pub- 
lished for the first time by the students 
of Avon High School. We note with 



pleasure that it is not altogether made 
up of jokes, as the average high school 
paper, but contains some news items 
which are really newsy. We wish 
"The Student Weekly" the best of 


The faculty men gave a luncheon 
Monday noon in honor of County Sup- 
erintendent 0. J. Kern of Winnebago 
County, who addressed the Open 
Country Club Monday afternoon. Miss 
Mamie Thomson, who is a leader in 
the Open Country Club work, and Mr. 
Clarence Clute, President of the Open 
Country Club No. 4, were special 
guests. This luncheon was also in 
honor of Mr. Van Cleve whose work 
prevents him from attending many of 
the faculty gatherings. No program 
was given. Miss Colby prepared the 
luncheon which consisted of: 
Steak Baked Potatoes 

Asparagus Salad 
Tapioca Custard Pudding 

Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M. C. A. still looms up as 
one of the big factors in school life. 
And yet it is a sad fact, indeed, that 
some of the boys have failed to recog- 
nize this. So we wish again to extend 
a very cordial invitation to the boys 
and faculty men to come and join us 
in our meetings. We are trying to 

make them interesting and we 
we are succeeding. Next Tuesday even- 
ing, Dr. Rodgers of the Presbyterian 
Church will give an address. This will 
undoubtedly be of interest and profit 
to all of us. Come and do your part to 
make it so. 


It has been reported that Mr. Gin- 
nings had some trouble in Galesburg 
trying to find a place where he could 
buy some gunpowder. Why he should 
be wanting to buy gunpowder in Gales- 
burg is not for us to say, but neverthe- 
less we hope he succeeded in his 


One of the pleasantest features of 
the Military Tract meeting at Gales- 
burg last Friday was the annual re- 
union and dinner for the alumni and 
faculty of the Normal, held at the 
Galesburg Club. After a strenuous 
day of lectures, it was a very agree- 
able change to meet in the spacious 
reception rooms of the club and have 
an opportunity to greet old friends 
and exchange experiences. Nearly 
every class since the organization of 
the Normal was represented, with an 
especially large number of 1910, '11, 
and '12 graduates. Ninety-one in all, 
including the faculty members and 
the guests, Dr. Gulick of New York, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jelliff of 
Galesburg, sat down at seven o'clock 
to a tempting four-course dinner. 
This reunion seemed to be one of the 
most successful that has been held, 
and it is hoped that there will be an 

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even Iarg< r gathering 
next y<-.ixr. 

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i of late by MfM 
For lack of hotter nai 
are known as the hit and Becoal 
trio. The first trio sang for us 
Thursday morning in ChapeL It 
tave two number.', composed by Jo- 
seph Barnby entitled "Sweet Is Thy 
l.lercy, Lord," and "Sweet and Low." 
Miss Shamel promises us some num- 
bers from the second trio in a short 
time. Those singing in the ftrat trio 
were the Misses Baker, Robertson, 
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Gem City Eusincss College Wins Foot Ball 

Game After Normal Team Is Weakened 

by Injuries of Players. 

Our first game with Gem City Bus- 
iness College for a number of years 
was played last Friday, October 23, 
on Normal field. The score was 2 6- 
6 in favor of the visitors. Our boys 
seemed to have bad luck, as Black, 
Trego, Wyne and Watson had to be 
taken out of the game during the 
last half as a result of injuries sus- 
tained by them. This weakened the 
team to a great extent, as the four 
named men were of the best of our 
team. Gem City beat us during the 
last half. We had them outclassed 
during the first half and beat them 
6-0. Gem City played a clean game 
with the exception of a few disputes 
with the referee, which prolonged 
the game into darkness, which was a 
disadvantage to both teams, more so 
to the Normal team, as they played 
on the defensive during the last 

Captain Simo'iscn won the toss 
and chose to defend the west goai. 
Captain Murphy kicked off twice for 
Gem City, the bail going out of 
bounds both times. Bogue for the 
Normal then kicked off to Gem City. 
The ball went over Gem City's goai 
line and was brought back to the 
twenty-yard line, where play was be- 
gun. Neither side made consistent 
gains during this quarter, and it end- 
ed with the score 0-0. Wyne at 
guard was hurt during this quarter 
and Mitchell relieved him. 

During the second quarter the 
Normal team advanced the ball rap- 
idly down the field. Trego, Simon- 
son and Watson made good gains on 
tackle plays, and Garrison at full 
back made good for his share of the 
gains. During this quarter Garrisou 
crossed the line for our only touch- 
down of the game. Bogue failed to 
kick goal. Score, — Normal 6, Gem 
City 0. 

The third quarter Gem City play- 
ed much better than previously. Tre- 
go and Black were both taken out 
because of injuries which, fortunate- 
ly were not of any serious character. 
This weakened the team to such an 
extent as to enable Gem City to make 


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A football game was played on 
Normal field last Saturday afternoon 
between the Augusta high school and 
the Macomb high school. Both teams 
were first-class among the light- 
weights, and a close game was the 
result. Macomb resorted mostly to 
open plays, as they could not gain 
through Augusta's line. The for- 
ward pass was worked frequently 
and many times successfully. Wil- 
liams and Thompson did excellent 
work for Macomb. 

Jerry Bennett, who is well known 
there, was the star for Augusta. 
Artz also made good gains and caus- 
ed Macomb much worry. However, 
Augusta was not so well organized 
as Macomb, and they received the 
small end of the score, which was at 
the end of the game 20-13. 

two touchdowns during this quarter. 
Murphy failed to kick goal both 
times. Score, Gem City 12, Normal 

The rest of the story may be told 
in very few words. Darkness and 
penalties helped Gem 'City in making 
two more touchdowns. Murphy kick- 
ed goal twice, making the final score 

Or, in Otber Words, tbe Juniors Forget Tbeir 

Cares and Make Merry by Roasting 

a Few "Weenies". 

What has happened to make the 
Juniors rejoice is not known. It is 
certain that no one rejoiced over the 
football game. But nevertheless, 
Saturday night the Juniors celebrat- 
ed. It has been rumored by some 
that they were feeling especially 
happy over the fact that they had 
finished their six weeks of library 
administration. Perhaps this is so; 
perhaps it isn't. If you should have 
loitered around the ravine Saturday 
night, you might have detected the 
faint odor of marshmallows and 
"weenies" roasting. Or you might 
have seen a circle of Juniors around 
the fire telling stories. But as ail 
boys and girls grow restless in time, 
so did the Juniors. They longed for 
excitement So a tour of inspection 
began. Of course we mean by this 
that Mr. Ginning's new house was 
| examined thoroughly. Most any Jun- 
i ior can tell you how many rooms 
there are in this new dwelling on 
Ward street. Then, not being satis- 
fied with this, nothing would do but 
to wake up the west end. Mr. Catlin 
made a very effective yell leader, but 
it cannot be ascertained whether he 
lead in the singing or not. It is sup- 
posed ihat Townley and Beacom had 
something to do in that line. But 
still the Juniors thirsted for more 
excitement. So, going to North Mc- 
Arthur street they awaited the com- 
ing of the 10:55 train. When the 
train came the aforesaid yell leader 
waved his hat and the rest yelled 
and the train stopped. The Juniors 
became scare I at this and ran away. 
j So did the train. This was enough 
', for those naughty Juniors and they 
' made tracks toward their respective 
rooms, vowing that they would never 
again flag a train. 

(Continued on page 23.) 

There was a tenth grader named 

Of "A" credits he was very needy. 
Although he's a jay, 
We've oft heard him say, 

With the girls I am certainly speedy. 




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Knockers may be of many varie- 
ties. There is the knocker who 
knocks anywhere, from six to forty 
rounds of three minutes each. His 
knocking hurts only for the time be- 
ing. Then the other contrast is the 
constant knocker or the chronic 
grouch. But for fear these cogno- 
men might insult the subject of this 
epistle, and for the sake of preserv- 
ing his dignity, we shall call him a 
pessimist. Whether there is a place 
in this world for a pessimist or not, 
we will not attempt to say. But this 
we do know, that we have no espec- 
ial berth here in school for him. 
The Athletic Association is not going 
to be a success, nor the Oratoriacl 
Association, nor the literary socie- 
ties, if there are a number of knock- 
ers working against everything for 
the benefit of the school and them- 

Sad it is, but true, that there are 
always some knockers in every 
school. Some of them can't see the 
value of a school paper. Some of 
them do not have loyalty enough to 
come out and root for the orator or 
the team. Some of them make a big 
noise, others say nothing. But in 
the end it all results in harm. 

An attempt has been made in these 
editorial epistles to deal with some of 
the existing evils in school. If they 
have remedied any difficulties we 
feel that they have not been in vain. 
If you like them, read them. If you 
don't like them, read them anyway. 
They might do you good, and we 
hope they will do no barm. 

But if you don't like them, please 
don'1 say so. You will he talking 
against the Courier, and anyone who 

does so will be classed an 

We are trying to knock 
the knockers; at least we arc aiming 
at them. So, if we hit you, 'tis a 
sif-'n we aimed at you. The only 
conclusion that we can reach is that 
you are a knocker. If you want us 
to quit aiming at you, turn over a 
new leaf and be a booster for the W. 
I. S. N. S. 

N. B. — Our next editorial spasm 
may be about "Boosters;" and again, 
it may not. But, nevertheless, if you 
want it to apply to you, just push 
ahead and smile. 


The Patrons' Monthly is a new pa- 
per just out which is published by the 
Canton schools. Its purpose is to give 
the patrons of the public schools of that 
city a better knowledge of what the 
schools are doing and what they can 
do to improve the schools. It is print- 
ed on the Canton High School press 
and is in the same form as the Can- 
ton Pennant. This paper should be 
very helpful to the schools and we feel 
sure it has a very important mission 
to fill. 


An article which should be of inter- 
est to the football men is to be found 
in The Popular Science Monthly for 
October. It deals with training and is 
entitled "Smoking and Football 
Men", by Dr. Frederick J. Pack of i 
the University of Utah. Figures are J 
given which prove without a doubt the 
harmful effects of smoking upon a foot 
ball man. 

Another article in the same magaz- 
ine and along the same lines is enti- 
tled "Stuffy Rooms". This was writ- 
ten by Leonard Hill, M. B., F. R. S., 
who gives the stuffy rooms a disreput- 
able character and emphasizes greatly 
the value of fresh air. 


Just to show how well known the 
Courier is, mention must be made of 
an article in The Home and School 
Journal for October which has been 
reprinted from the Courier of last year. 

It is about the- e 

done hore and also about the 

spring term which was originated last 

spring. The title v/as as printed in the 

Courier, "Can the Normal School 

establish closer relations with teachers 

already at work?" 



The following papers have been re- 
ceived in our exchange department, 
all of which are excellent publications. 

The Collegian, 

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale.Mich. 

The Southwest Standard, 
Springfield State Normal, 

Springfield, Missouri. 
The Northern Illinois, 
De Kalb Normal School, 

De Kalb, Illinois. 
The Verdurette, 

William and Vashti College, 

Aledo, Illinois. 
The Exponent, 

Platteville Normal School, 

Platteville, Wisconsin. 
The Booster, 

Eiggsville High School, 

Big^sville, Iilincis. 
The Rapid Soo. 

Sioux Rapids High School, 

Sioux Rapids, Iowa. 
The Royal Purple. 

Whitewater Normal School, 

Whitewater, Wisconsin. 

The Verduretie is a new paper on 
our exchange list which deserves 
special notice. It is published bi-week- 
ly by the stndents of The William and 
Vashti College at Aledo. It is an extra 
large four page sheet which is full of 
newsy briefs and interesting articles. 

A final view of the struggle to come 
next Tuesday is summed up in The 
Saturday Evening Post for October 26 
by Samuel G. Blythe under the title, 
"Before The Battle". This will be 
interesting to those who are watching 
politics at the present time. 




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an fail a thousand voices proclaim the news, but the voice of the herald of success is losl in the tumult. 


(Continued from page 21.) 

The lineup: 

Gem City. Normal. 

Eliot RE. . . Wade Watson 

Davis RT. . .Willard Wat- 
son, Coats 

Soloing RG. ..Wyne, Mitchell 

Riggs C Gill 

Ihnen LG. Simonson, capt. 

Collier LT. . . .Trego, Smith 

Mulin LE . ..Wilson, Thomp- 
Murphy, capt . . .QB .... Black, Wilson 

Penny RH Bogue 

Reynolds FB Garrison 

Madding LH Cravens 

Referee, Dickerson. Umpire, 

Neece. Time-keeper, Wetzel. 

Score by quarters: 

Gem City 12 14—26 

Normal 6 — 6 


First, a picture, which may be of 
their own choice, cost not to exceed 
lollars, to the class that shall 
win the most points in the contest 
described below. (Michael Angelo's 
'," wen by the Junior class last 
year, is now hanging in the study 

Second, a pin to the winner of 
each cla?s final. 

Third, a pin to the winner of inter- 
class finals. 

Fourth, a reason ticket for " 
cents that will admiss'on to 

1. The Annual Preliminary Con- 
test. Dec. 13, 1012. 

2. The Final Class Declamatory 
Contest, Jan. 31, 1913. 

3. Final Class. Contest, Feb. 2 8, 

4. Organ Recital, Nov. 7, 1912. 

5. All class preliminaries. 

Group A. 
(C. S., 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.) 

Extempore Speaking, 
Original Story. 

Group B. 
(12th grade, Jr. and Sr. classes.) 

Extempore Speaking, 
Original Story, 


Borrow a copy of the Courier 
and see yourself as others see you. 
You may be surprised. 

Essay in Group A is equal in points 
to oration in Group B. 

Declamation 1 point 

Essay 1 % points 

Oration 1 % points 

Debate 3 points 

Extempore Speaking .... 1 ^ points 

Spelling 1 % points 

Original Short Story ....1% points 

The story is limited to 1,200 

The essay is limited to 1,000 

Each class may choose its repre- 
sentatives or try out candidates, by 
preliminaries. All entries should be 
made to Miss Davis or any other 
member of the board. 


At the meeting of the Schoolmas- 
ters' Club in Peoria, Oct. 2 5 and 2 6, 
the proposed law for the establish- 
ment of vocational schools in Illi- 
nois was the subject f consideration. 
Although there was some difference 
of opinion in regard to the adminis- 
tration of these schools, some favor- 
ing bards separate from the present 
school boards, and others holding 
that these schools should be a part 
of the present school system, that 
body of educators were unanimously 
in favor of establishing such schools; 
and the very great interest shown 
there indicates that the belief is a 
conviction that such schools should 
be established in Illinois. 

The subject was presented at the 
Military Tract meeting by Mr. E. G. 
Cooley of Chicago. 

A resolution to appoint a commit- 
tee to work with Mr. Cooley for that 
law was passed at Galesburg and 
was announced at the Peoria meet- 
ing, Supt. H. C. Maxson of Moline, 
G. W. Gaylor of Canton, and Bau- 
man of Quincy being the committee. 

The proposed law in tentative 
form has been framed by committees 
from the Commercial Club, the As- 
sociation of Commerce, the Hamilton 
Club, and the Civic Federation, all 
of Chicago. 


We notice in the Canton Pennant 
that Mr. Guy Hoyt, last year's editor 
of the Courier, has made the faculty 
basketball team of Canton high 
school. Quoting from the Pennant: 
"Mr. Hoyt has been there before, and 
he certainly showed our boys that 
there were others on the floor whose 
feet were not glued fast." 

This is in reference to a game 
played between the faculty and a 
student team. We do not know the 
final score, but we wish to compli- 
ment the faculty upon getting Mr. 
Hoyt on their team. 


The Oratorical Association will 
open its course during the year with 
an entertatinment. In casting about 
to find something that would be of 
real value and entertainment for the 
students, the association decided up- 
on an organ recital. The present 
student body has not had an oppor- 
tunity to hear the power and com- 
pass of the Bayliss memorial organ 
tested, and will doubtless respond 
well to the undertaking of the ora- 
torical board. The recital will be 
given by Mr. Franklin L. Stead, head 
of the Peoria Musical College, assist- 
ed by Mr. Stafford, violinist. The 
program will be varied in character 
and planned to please a popular au- 

There will be at least four other 
numbers o nthe course. A season 
ticket may be purchased for fifty 
cents. Single admission to any one 
number will 'be fifteen cents for stu- 
dents and twenay-five cents for all 

Y. W. C. A. 

The Y. W. C. A. is still holding its 
morning prayer meetings. Some of 
you seem tc have forgotten the fact. 
Come out, girls, and get some new 
inspiration for the day. If you have 
never been there now is the time to 
go. You can help us and we would 
like to help you. 

We hold our weekly meetings, 
as some of you may not have heard, 
every Tuesday noon at 12:45 in So- 
ciety Hall. Any one can show you the 



way. Our meetings have been suc- 
cessful, but there is still room for im- 
provement especially in attendance. 
We have planned for a monthly social 
gathering for the girls throughout the 
year at which we shall all have jolly 
good times. Y. W. C. A. isn't so dry 
as some of you might think, but do 
not take our word for it. Come out 
and see for yourselves. We are sure 
you will come again and then again if 
not oftener. 


The Platonians give their Hallowe'en 
program and reception tomorrow eve. 
All the school is invited to come and 
enjoy a pleasant evening. The program 
promises to be good. Some excellent 
music numbers are being prepared 
which will be a rare treat. The pro- 
gram is as follows: 

Overture from Zampa - Herold 

Orchestra, Double Pianos and Organ 
Macbeth - A Short Story of the Play 

Miss Hope McGillivary 
Macbeth - The Significance of the 
Witches Mr. Hursh 

Macbeth - Act IV, Scene I 

"The Clever Matchmakers" A Farce 

in Two Acts. 

"Normal We Sing Thy Praises." 


Work upon the Girls' Dormitory was 
begun Monday morning. Mr. Connelly 
of this city is doing the excavation 
work and he is pushing it as fast as 
possible. He is working as many teams 
as can be secured, so as to soon be 
ready for concrete work. 


Quite a number of boys and girls 
are taking part in the volley ba.l 
tournaments, which are being held 
on the courts just north of the print 
shop. A tennis tournament is also 



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History of Education 

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and furnish goo I, tea 

The volley ball teams have induc- 
ed in a game or two 
football. They seem to 

bu< the game to more fun 
than science. 

Quite a few are already working 
on the basketball floor and a good 
team is assured, if it is decided to 
put out a team. The Athletic Board 
is now considering the advisability 
of putting out a school team and 
will soon decide. 

If Christie is Darke is Elsie Whiter 

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And under Cover of Masques Even the Fac- 
ulty Forget Themselves and Act 
Foolish Once More. 

Come join us, October thirty-first. 
This is the night of Halloween, 
When a' the witches may be seen. 

Some o' them black, 

Some o' them green, 
Some o' them like a turkey bean. 
Gym Hollow. Eight o'clock. 

En Masque. 
This invitation, written on brown 
paper, and wrapped in a corn husk, 
was given to each of the Juniors and 
Faculty members last week by the 
Seniors. So, when Thursday night 
: came, the guests assembled in the 
gym to find it entirely transformed. 
Jack-o'-lanterns were here and there 
and everywhere. Leaves were strewn 
upon the floor. Corn shocks were ar- 
ranged about the room, all of which 
gave the scene an air befitting to 
ghosts and goblins. And the ghosts 
and goblins were there in numbers. 
Circus clowns, ghosts, witches, Indi- 
an maidens, and even His Satanic 
Majesty was on the scene. 

When the guests arrived they were 
led through numerous by-ways and 
pitfalls, which in reality was "The 
Goblins' Labyrinth." They finally 
found themeselves in the auditorium, 
h short program was givea. 
T' on continuing on through the laby- 
rinth, thpy came into the gym, where 
much fun was had in trying to find 
out who the other fellow was. 

Then march began for partners 
for lunch, the masks were taken off. 
and everyone was interested in see- 
ing how near correct his or her 
guesses were. Refreshments, con- 
sisting of ice cream, apple pie, 
and coffee, were served, which ended 
a very enjoyable evening. 


We have heard of silver weddings, 
trolden weddings, and many other 
kinds of weddings, but never before 
have we heard of stoneware wed- 
dings. Therefore credit must be giv- 
* en Mr. White for originating this 
new anniversary. It seems to be a 

There was a cartoonist named "Cat", = 

Who said, "1 am not very fat, 
But the pictures I draw, 
They conform with the law — 

Now what do you think of that? 


We believe in you because you 
believe in us. No knocker ever 
was known to boost the Courier 


While the Platonians were enter- 
taining the Emersonians Friday 
night, the Amateurians were having 
a frolic in the gym with the ninth 
grade as guests. They first went to 
the program given by the Platonians 
in the auditorium, and then to th? 
gym, where all sorts of grotesque 
masks and costumes were displayed. 
Here Halloween games and contests 
were held, and a general good time 
was had. Refreshments were served 
consisting of pumpkin pie, cider and 
apples. The Amateurs are a jolly 
bunch and showed that they could 
entertain equally well with the 
"Emers" and "Plats." 


The order of the day now is to have 
pictures taken. The Sequel board is 
chiding the Seniors and Juniors be- 
cause they are so slow, and the twelfth 
grade is next in line for a drubbing. 

coincidence that Mr. White's anni- 
versary should come on Halloween. 
He never told us go, but we judge so 
from observations made the next 
morning when we noticed that there 
was quite an array of crocks and 
jars on his porch. Mr. Whte says 
that no little boys ever carried those 
heavy things there, so who could it 
have been? 


A Hallowe'en Program In the Auditorium Is 

Followed by Refreshments in 

Society Hall. 

Friday evening, November 1, the 
Platonians gave their annual recep- 
tion to the faculty and the Emerso- 
nians. As it was the night after Hal- 
lowe'en, the reception took the char- 
acter of a Hallowe'en program. The 
society hall was decorated in green 
and white and corn shocks and Jack- 
o'-lanterns were arranged about the 
room. In the music room a small 
booth was erected of corn where the 
fortune teller held sway supreme. 

The guests assembled in the audi- 
torium at 8 o'clock for the program 
which lasted about an hour. The 
program was as follows: 

Overture from Zampa (Herold). 
Orchestra, Double Piano and Or- 

Macbeth — A Short Story of the 
Play — Miss Hope McGillivray. 

Macbeth — The Significance of the 
] Witches — Mr. Hursh. 

Macbeth — Act IV, Scene I. 


Normal We Sing Thy Praises. 

The witch scene from Macbeth was 
very realistically acted. Every char- 
acter did well and succeeded in pro- 
ducing a very ghostly scene. The 
characters in this scene were: 

A Mysterious Speaker — Onno Wal- 

The Three Witches — Ralph Bish- 
op, Fred Sykes, Clarence Clute. 

Macbeth — Howard Thompson. 

Ghosts — Henry Black, Ralph 

Imes, Harold Damron, Richard Mal- 
comson, Louis Crawford, Mac Laugh- 

The farce, "The Clever Matchmak- 
ers," was a humorous play which was 
in spirit with the occasion. It was 
well acted and kept the audience in 
a roar of laughter. The plot of the 
play centered around a Hallowe'en 
party, which was elaborately planned, 
hut which ended up differently than 
was expected. The characters in 
this play were as follows: 
Benedict Buckley. . . .Ernest McCall 

(Continued on page 27.) 




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Vol. X Thur., Nov. 7, 1912. No. 7 

Entered as second-class matter March 3, 1908, 

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Last week it was said that an edi- 
torial on "Boosters" might be pub- 
lished this week. So to make our 
word good an attempt will be made 
to give some of the earmarks of this 
oftentimes rare specimen of human- 
ity. We call the "Knockers" by the 
more dignified name of pessimists for 
the sake of preserving their dignity. 
So the dignified name for "Booster" 
is, of course, an optimist. But 
strange to say these people seem to 
have no particular preference as to 
what they are called. The word, op- 
timist, is perhaps too dignified. All 
that is necessary to see him smile 
and boost a little harder is to just 
call him a "Booster." 

Then another common character- 
istic of a "Booster" is his smile. 
One good thing about it is that it is 
so contagious. There have been 
pessimists who have been known to 
smile just because they had to. The 
reason was that they got into a place 
where knockers are not admitted. 
Of course it may have been against 
their code of morals for them to 
smile, but they just simply had to. 
So it is that this smile is a great 
help to the "Booster" in his work 
and will continue to be so long as the 
world goes round. 

But worse than any knocker is 
what may be called a "pretender." 
By this we mean those individuals 
who wish to appear as "Boosters" 
but their spirit only goes skin deep. 
A good name for this class might be 
what is known as "hangers-on." In 
other words, they try to scrimp 
through on a little enthusiasm which 
they take the trouble to display at a 
football game or an inter-scholastic 

> 1 eel . 'II" 11 they ■< i 
Mng on the team at its 
back. How to get rid of such people 
in school here (of course they are 
here) is a problem which is hard to 
solve. It is up to the Boosters to 
make good. It is always "smile and 
push a little harder," and the 
"Boosters" are doing it. Are you? 


Formerly I took intense delight in 
Shakespeare, but now for many years 
I cannot endure to read a line of poetry; 
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, 
and found it so intolerably dull that it 
nauseated me. My mind seems to have 
become a kind of machine for grinding 
general laws out of large collections of 
facts. If I had to live my life again, I 
would have made a rule to read some 
poetry and listen to some music at 
least once every week; for perhaps the 
parts of my brain now atrophied would 
thus have been kept active thru use. 
The loss of these tastes is a loss of 
happiness, and may possibly be injur- 
ious to the intellect, and more probab- 
ly to the moral character, by enfeebl- 
ing the emotional part of our nature. 

— From Darwin's Life and Letters. 


Tweive years ago last Friday the 
first bit of sod was turned beginning 
the construction of this building. 
Now work has begun on the new dor- 
mitory, which goes to show how 
much the school has progressed dur- 
ing its short life. That it is holding 
its own is self-evident, and it de- 
pends upon the students here now 
and those who follow whether or 
not the school will progress as rapid- 
ly in the future as in the past. 


A number of the Y. M. C. A. boys 
with Mr. Bassett are planning to do 
some extension work next Sunday 
in a country church south of Colches- 
ter. Mr. Ford, who is a student here, 
is pastor of this church, and has invit- 
ed the boys to go. Mr. Bassett will 
speak in the morning and Mr. Bishop 
in the evening. Clarence Jones, Ther- 

on Chaney, Ralph B;shop and 
Walters are working hard on 
quartet selections which they w. 
at that time. 


A unique and Interesting 
zine has been added to to our ex- 
change lists entitled "Aus Xah und 
Fern." This paper is published four 
times a year by the Francis Parker 
School of Chicago, and is printed en- 
tirely in German. It has contribu- 
tor;; from all parts of Germany and 
America; is well illustrated and 
printed, and should be valuable to 
every second and third year German 
student. The paper may be seen 
upon the exchange shelves in the li- 



In one of the issues of the Galesburg 
Budget, we notice that Wilson, Taft 
and Roosevelt clubs have been formed 
we suppose to elect their favorites. It 
is now to be assumed that at least two 
of the aforesaid clubs are arguing why 
their respective candidates should have 
been elected. We also notice that a 
straw ballot was planned, but we failed 
to see any results printed. 


Monday morning in Chapel we were 

entertained by the girls of the fifth, 

sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. 

Miss Shamel has been working with 

them for some time and they gave 

several good numbers which were well 

received. The program was as follows: 

Spinning Song Reinecke 

Swing, Cradle Swing Cooper 

Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes 

17th Century lullaby. 
Baby's Boat Gaynor 

I Know a Bank Horn 

The discussion centered upon am- 
bition and dates. 

Miss Davis,- "It must be awful to 
go thru this word without — " 

"A date", chimed in Henry Black. 

If You Have Formed the Idea That the World Is All Wrong, Something Is Wrong with You 
o a -\/ nrvrvo'rrn ■ working hard all week, the first team r*r^\/ic /~\t it _ j .. .l. 



Lend your paper to your knock- 
er neighbor and get him in good 
humor. A smile will rest his face. 


(Continued from page 25.) 

Mrs. Benedict Buckley 

Sarah Stocking 

Agnes Hunt Hazel Hoxworth 

Charles Legree Louis Switzer 

Everett Evans Claude Wilson 

Owen Reynolds Theron Chaney 

Friends of Agnes Hunt. . . Hildreth 
McFeeters, Helen Miner, Enid 
Horrell, Dorothy Stinson, 

Helen Marrs, Gertrude Allison 

Servant Girl Pauline Royer 

After the program the guests ad- 
journed to the Music Room where 
fortunes were told, and music was 
played on the Victor. Then refresh- 
ments were servel in Society Hall, 
which consisted of pumpkin pie, a la 
mode and cider. Then at 10:15 the 
lights blinked, ending a very pleasant 
and delightful evening. 


"The other class got fifteen A's, 

If you can get as many 
When next we have a German quiz, 

I'll give the class a penny." 

It sounded fine; we all agreed 

To study with a vim. 
We got a cash box wide and deep 

To put our pennies in. 

We worked and worked, both night 
and day; 

Those A's were awful fickle, 
But finally we found we had 

A solitary nickel. 

Miss Olson was the treasurer, 
And kept the money handy; 

So we just instructed her 
To buy for us some candy. 

With kindly grace she acquiesced, 
And took our hard-earned wealth; 

She bought the sweets, but O, ye 
She ate them all herself. 


The game which the second team 
was to have played with Augusta 
Saturday was called off by Augusta 
at the eleventh hour. So, to please 
the second team men, who had been 

working hard all week, the first team 
played them Friday evening after 
si'hool. And here's where the won- 
der comes. The second squad won 
by a score of 6-0. Of course the first 
squad men had plenty of excuses for 
losing, and we doubt not that if giv- 
en another chance they would make 
a clean sweep with the seconds. 


Another football game was played 
upon the Normal campus last Satur- 
day afternoon by the Macomb High 
School against Avon High School. 
The visitors were very light and were 
unable to make any gains against the 
heavier Macomb team. Macomb used 
the forward pass successfully and 
also made consistent gains with mass 
plays. The final score was 35-0 fa- 
vor of Macomh. 

The Normal team had no game 
scheduled for Saturday, and so are in 
good condition for the remaining 
three games of the season. The next 
game is with Quincy High School day 
after tomorrow, and the team is 
working hard for a victory. 


Secretary of the Department of 
Agriculture, James Wilson, spoke at 
the opera house Saturday afternoon 
and night. Quite a large crowd heard 
him, in it being several students. He 
spoke in favor of Mr. Taft's candidacy, 
and incidentally gave several phases 
of the work of the Department of Agri- 
culture which were very interesting 


The following is a list of the of- 
ficers of the various classes and or- 
ganizations in school so far as they 
have been selected. The class officers 
are elected for the year, while the 
officers of the literary societies are 
elected for only one quarter. 

Ninth Grade. 

President — Sam Eggleston. 
Vice-President — Paul Botts. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Mary Rod- 

Oratorical Board — William Mor- 

COME OUT and see the game 
Saturday, Nov. 9, 1912. Quincy 
H. S. will be defeated by our team 
on that date. Come out and cheer 
the home boys. 

gan, Ruby Cully. 

Athletic Board — Paul Eakle. 
Courier Board — Helen Binnie. 

Tenth Grade. 

President — Mitchell Lefler. 
Vice-President — Ruth Cannon. 
Secretary-Treas. — Ruby Mullen. 
Oratorical Board — Ira Burnham, 
Miriam Mull. 

Courier Board — Wkde Adams. 

Eleventh Grade. 

President — Lee Hoyt. 
Vice-President — Leona Gulp. 
Secretary — 'Ray Reedy. 
Treasurer — Eli Smith. 
Oratorical Board — Hunter Rod- 
gers, Anna Allison. 

Athletic Board — Wade Watson. 
Courier Board — Hester Sexton. 

Twelfth Grade. 

President — Henry Black. 
Vice-President — Claude Wilson. 
Sec'y-Treas. — Isabel Brooking. 
Oratorical Board — Harlow Wyne, 
Theron Chaney. 

Athletic Board — Joe Trego. 
Courier Board — Hazel Hoxworth. 


President — Sarah Stocking. 

Vice-President — Dean Beacom. 

Secretary — Ethel Thompson. 

Treasurer — Freda Welborn. 

Oratorical Board — Wayne Town- 
ley, Faye Claycomb. 

Athletic Boad — Dorothy Stinson, 
Virgil Catlin. 

Courier Board — Dorothy Stinson. 


President — Wayne Wetzel. 

Vice-President — Alice Crabill. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Ralph Imes. 

Oratorical Board — Howard Thomp- 
son, Helen Martin. 

Athletic Board — Ross Stephens, 
Lela Terrill. 

Courier Board — Dora Easum. 


President — Harlow Wyne. 
Vice-President — Louise Ellison. 
Secretary — Freda Haffner. 
Treasurer — Lora Wilson. 
Sergeant at Arms — Hunter Rod- 



Chorister — Kulalie Baker. 

President — Onno Walters. 
Vice-President — Ruth Cochran. 
Secretary — Hildreth McFeeters. 
Assistant Secretary — Helen Marrs. 
Treasurer — Ross Stephens. 
Sergeant at Arms — Louis Switzer. 
Chorister — Thercra Chaney. 

Y. M. C. A. 
President — Theron Chaney. 
Vice-President — Herschel Mitchell. 
Secretary — Ernest McCall. 
Treasurer — Onno Walters. 

Y. W. C. A. 
President — Lora Wilson. 
Vice-President — Hildreth McFeet- 

Secretary — Hazel Hoxworth. 
Treasurer — Ruth Cochran. 
Athletic Boarl — To be elected. 
Oratorical Board — To he elcted. 
Amateur Club — To be elected. 

Athletic Association. 
President — 'Virgil Catlin. 
Vice-President — Harlow Wyne. 
Secretary-Treas. — R. M. Ginnings. 

Oratorical Association. 
President — Theron Chaney. 
Vice-President — Wayne Townley. 
Secretary-Treas. — Helen Martin. 









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MACOMB, ILL., NOV. 14, 1912. 



Mr. Franklin Stead, Assisted by Two Other 
Members of Peoria Musical College Fac- 
ulty, Delights a Large Audience. 

The first number of the course of- 
fered by the Oratorical Association 
was given Thursday night, Novem- 
ber 7, 1912, in the Auditorium. A 
very large crowd was present of both 
students and townspeople. The re- 
cital was a success in every way. M.v. 
Stead, who is director of the Peoria 
Musical College is an artist of ex- 
ceptional ability. His numbers were 
well rendered and were well received 
by the appreciative audience. 

Mr. Stafford, also of the Peoria 
Musical College, assisted Mr. Stead 
with violin numbers which were also 
well received. He responded gra- 
ciously to the applause with a num- 
ber of encores. 

Miss Sheppard from the same 
school presided at the piano and con- 
tributed her share to the evening's 
enjoyment. The Pastorale by 
Guilmant, which was given on the 
organ, piano, and violin, deserves 
special mention. This number was 
so well liked that it was repeated in 
response to hearty applause. 

Financially the entertainment was 
a arreat success. Over one hundred 
dollars were derived, which will put 
the Oiatorical Association upon a 
solid footing for the rest of the year. 
The program was as follows: 

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Bach 
Overture, Stradella . . . Flowtow-Bach 

Prize Song from "Der Meister- 

singer" Wagner 

Fafalla (The Butterfly) Sauret 

Prayer in F Barowski 

Fanfare m . . . . Lemmens 

The Little Shepherd Debussy 

Tocatta in G Dubois 


Pastoraie Guilmant 

Organ, Piano and Violin. 

Andante and Allegro Guilmant 

Dreams, Seventh Sonata. .Guilmant 
Funeral March and Chant Seraph- 
ique Guilmant 

Romanze and Finale from Second 
Concerto Wieniawski 

Evensong Johnson 

Theron Chaney, Assisted by a 
Friend, Tries to Sit on a One- 
legged Stool. 


Miss Bayliss is very busily engaged 
this week in helping the Twelfth Grade, 
Juniors and Seniors in arranging their 
programs for the winter quarter. As 
usual there are some conflicts in the 
program, and it is being arranged early 
so that the work may go right on with- 
out interruption at the beginning of the 

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Thursday afternoon, November 7, 
the Emersonians gave a very inter- 
esting program in the auditorium. 
This was their regular meeting, and 
a special invitation was given to the I 
entire school. The program was in- 
teresting from start to finish. The 
Pantomime, "A Kitchen Comedy," 
was the cause of much laughter and 
applause. The full program was as 
Piano Solo, The Scarf Dance 

Isabelle Brooking 

Original Story Mamie Thomson 

Pantomime, "A Kitchen Comedy" — 
The Cast. 

The Girl Florence Mickey 

Her Mother Olive Gash 

Her Brother George Dunn 

Suitor No. 1 Hunter Rodgers 

Suitor No. 2 William Stookey 

Suitor No. 3 Wayne Townley 

Suitor No. 4 Howard Harding 

A Grocery Boy Dean Beacom 

Our Boys "Get together" and Play a 13-0 

Game in Which Every Man on the 

Team Stars. 

The Normal team has demonstrat- 
ed that it can come back by defeating 
the Quincy High School last Satur- 
day 13-0. This was the most spec- 
tacular and exciting game this sea- 
son. Quincy's team was moderately 
heavy, but depended on two or three 
men who made most of their gains. 
On the other hanl, every man on the 
home team starred. There were more 
brilliant plays made by more men 
during the game than any other 
g?me of the season. Bogue and 
Stephens at half played good games. 
Stephens made good gains through 
Quincy's line and Bogue did well on 
defensive work and in receiving and 
intercepting passes. Garrison at full 
byck made consisitent gains on mass 
plays. Watson and Erwin at ends 
made long runs, as did Wilson at 
quarterback. Willard Watson made 
good gains on tackle bucks, and Tre- 
£o starred on defensive work, mak- 
ing many good tackles. Gill at cen- 
ter and Simonson and Cravens at 
guards were bulwarks in the line, 
and Quincy could not gain through 
these men. Forward passes were 
worked to perfection, which won 
many yards for the team. 

Captain Merkle of Quincy won the 
toss and chose to defend the east 
goal. Bogue kicked off to Merkle, 
who carried the ball bacikabout fifteen 
yards. Quincy made several yards 
during the first five minutes. Then 
the Normal boys found their feet 
when Bogue intercepted a forward 
pass. But the team lost the ball on 
downs and Quincy marched toward 
our goal, Merkle starring. 

During the second quarter, Wilson 
at quarterback made long runs 
around end, and the forward pass 
was used for good gains. Erwin and 
Bogue made spectacular runs and 
Garrison came in for his share of the 
praise on defensive work. 

Quincy kicked off at the beginning 
rif the second half. Owing to a fum- 
ble Quincy got the ball. The Normal 

(Continued on page 30.) 




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Did you ever stop to think about 
the meaning of the word "apprecia- 
tion?" If you look in the dictionary 
you may find that it means a true 
estimation of the beauty, merit and 
value of the things about you. There 
are few things of beauty which are 
not of some value and merit. And 
likewise there are few things of 
value and merit which are not beau- 
tiful. So appreciation means more 
than the mere recognition of the 
value or beauty of a thing. One 
must have respect for the beauty and 
value of those things about him. 
Here is where many of us are lacking 
in our appreciation. We forget that 
beautiful and wholesome surround- 
ings are essential to a healthy envi- 
ronment. And we also forget that 
the crime of today originates among 
vile and unclean surroundings. This 
was all taken into considera